Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships Here and Abroad

HECUA partners with community-based organizations, nonprofits, government offices, individual artists and activists, and social entrepreneurship businesses working to find solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges that center values of social justice in their approach. HECUA partners can play a variety of roles, including: hosting HECUA interns, co-teaching in the classroom, sharing case studies from the field, hosting HECUA classrooms in their spaces, and contributing to the ongoing evolution of our programs here and abroad to be responsive to current movements, voices, and issues.

Learn how to become a community partner.

Current and past HECUA partners in United States include:

St. Paul/Minneapolis

African Economic Development Solutions
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
All Parks Alliance for Change
Avalon School
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Carver County Environmental Services
Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy
Chicago Fire Arts Center
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL)
Dream of Wild Health
Eureka Recycling
Friends of the Mississippi River
Frogtown Farm
Frogtown Neighborhood Association
Gardening Matters
Great River Greening
Harrison Neighborhood Association
Hope Community
In The Heart of the Beast
Intermedia Arts
Land Stewardship Project
Mishkiikii Gitigan
MN Coalition for the Homeless
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
Pangea World Theatre
Pillsbury House + Theater
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association
Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN)
Saint Stephen’s Human Services
Southside Family School
Spark-Y Youth Action Labs
Take Action Minnesota
Upstream Arts
Voices for Racial Justice
Waite House
Youth Farm

Recent HECUA partners abroad include:


Acción Ecológica
Casa Matilde
El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora (CENIT)
Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos (APDH)
Granja Integral Pachamama
El Churo Comunicación
Sinchi Sacha Foundation
ABEI Infantil (Amigos Benefactores de Enfermos Incurables, área Infantil)
Unidad Educativa Solidaridad
CEMOPLAF (Centro Médico de Orientación y Planificación Familiar)
Fundación Ecuatoriana Equidad


La Ginestra farm
Le Mele di Newton

New Zealand

Conscious Consumers
Generation Zero
Wellington Greens
350 Aotearoa
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Kennett Brothers
Sustainable Coastlines

Northern Ireland

The Nerve Centre
The Verbal Arts Centre
St Columb’s Park House
Children in Crossfire
YouthAction Northern Ireland
The Playhouse Theatre
The Pat Finucane Centre
Clooney Community Resource Centre
Peace and Reconciliation Group
The Junction, Holywell Trust and Towards Understanding and Healing
The Rainbow Project


Manfold i Arbeidslivet (MiA)/Diversity in Working Life
American Chamber of Commerce in Norway
BYMIF/City of Oslo Centre for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
Natur og Ungdom (NU)/Nature and Youth
ORKIS Leksehjelp/Oslo Red Cross
Sogn videregående skole (VGS)/Sogn Senior Vocation High School
Svarttjern skole/primary school
Friluftssenteret i Gamle Oslo (FRIGO)
Kirkens Bymisjon, Tøyenkirken/Oslo City Mission, Tøyen Church

For information on how to become a HECUA partner in the United States, please contact our Program Manager, Rachel Svanoe Moynihan

For more information on how to become a community partner abroad, please email hecua@hecua.org, and we would be happy to forward your message.

Read students’ perspectives on their internships at community partner sites

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