Impacts and Benefits



...through outreach

UCR provides nearly 100 outreach programs, many of which are aimed at serving economically disadvantaged youth and community members. Such programs include

In addition, the Academy of Learning through Partnerships for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) Center offers a host of core programs aimed at professional development and higher student performance in mathematics and sciences, some with a special emphasis on increasing the number of women in these fields.

UCR students complete more than 100,000 hours of service each year, and there are over 70 student volunteer service organizations

...through partnerships

UCR participates in several ongoing partnership initiatives with government agencies, community service organizations and non-profits. Through these partnerships, we work to

  • enhance public safety
  • stimulate new business development
  • improve education
  • and reducing traffic congestion

Some examples of such community partnerships include the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team, the University Research Park, and the Riverside Technology CEO Forum.


...through continuing education

UC Riverside Extension offers specialized studies, certificate programs, and professional degrees. Some unique programs have gained regional, national, and international recognition, reflecting the University's strengths in specialized fields of study such as

  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • crime and intelligence analysis
  • UNIX/Linux Systems administration
  • and executive education

Extension program courses are offered in the daytime, evening, and during weekends, and through online education courses. 


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

Governmental and Community Relations
3108 Hinderaker Hall
Tel: (951) 827-5184
Fax: (951) 827-5485
E-mail: community@ucr.edu