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Community and Social Connection focuses on the existing inequalities in society and aims to reduce them through projects of service, teaching and research. Projects under this sustainable development goal (SDG) demonstrate how collaborative networks and partnerships could function through progress and work. Research projects examine a variety of topics ranging from relationships to opioids to transparency, while teaching and service projects involve students in community-engaged work through extracurricular activities and learning opportunities. UCF Downtown projects under this SDG specifically target opportunities to engage downtown Orlando youth with programs that are specifically aimed to reduce gender inequalities. Additionally, faculty teaching and service opportunities under this SDG require students to engage with the community through their coursework and extracurricular opportunities.

UCF Colleges Involved with Community and Social Connection Research:

In The News

UCF Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Establish Local Resiliency Hubs
The $50,000 award allows the university’s team to develop the project with government and community partners.

Community and Social Connection Faculty

Project Administration and Support