Georgetown University is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university and we have a deep history of education in the Jesuit tradition. Our commitment to the common good–to engaging productively and positively with our communities locally and globally–is at the heart of this tradition.

The Office of Community Engagement helps to fulfill Georgetown’s commitment to the common good in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan region. The office supports the university’s growth and economic development efforts, including master planning; facilitates and develops relationships with community organizations, local governments, and civic organizations; supports community-based research and scholarship; and strengthens the university’s partnership with our neighbors.


MLK Legacy of a Dream Award

Each year Georgetown University honors a local leader working to solve some of the city’s most pressing challenges. Learn more about the MLK Legacy of a Dream Award.

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Annual Georgetown Community Day

Join the Community in Celebrating Georgetown Community Partnership’s Annual Georgetown Community Day!


Resources for Neighbors

Georgetown University offers a number of resources and programs for our neighbors, including non-credit courses, family programs, recreation, athletics, performing arts, and more.

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Community Partnerships

Georgetown University partners with community organizations around the District in a number of ways to respond to the needs of the city. Learn more about our Community Partnerships.

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The Office of Community Engagement produces two email publications for members of the DC community highlighting the university’s engagement in the District and providing information on resources available to our neighbors.  To subscribe to our newsletters, click here!

DC Policy Institute

D.C. Public Policy Initiative

Reflecting the University’s commitment to the Washington, DC community, Georgetown faculty, staff, and students engage in a diverse array of research initiatives that address pressing issues in the District.

For assistance or more information about the University’s partnerships and community engagement, please reach out to the Community Engagement staff or email