Office of Community Impact

Community Impact group gathered for event

The Office of Community Impact fosters transformative learning experiences for PSU students to engage in active citizenship, explore their sense of purpose, and grow into conscious leaders who cultivate love and connection throughout our local and global communities.

Plymouth State University’s strong commitment to its motto, Ut Prosim, That I May Serve, is embodied through the work of the Office of Community Impact. This work would not be possible without the Student Ambassadors who contribute their skills, knowledge, energy, and hearts into helping to build a more compassionate and equitable world.

Community Impact Pathway


The Community Impact Pathway offers students a guided journey through community engaged learning experiences intentionally designed to develop PSU’s four Habits of Mind and eight NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) competencies. This tiered programmatic approach to co-curricular engagement supports students from exposure to service oriented activities, up through engagement in social action programs, and ultimately to a culminating leadership experience. To complete this pathway, students must engage in and reflect on five experiences at the Basecamp Member Level, two experiences at the Climbing Volunteer Level, and one experience at the Summiting Conscientious Citizen Level. Students who complete the Community Impact Pathway receive recognition on their co-curricular transcript and are honored through the Office of Community Impact upon graduation.

How was this pathway developed?

The Office of Community Impact designs programs based on the Active Citizenship Continuum, which was developed by Break Away. In this way, students have the opportunities to deepen their awareness of social issues and the ways in which we can address root causes in advancing social justice.  

Active Citizenship Continuum

Community Partnerships

PSU is proud to support local organizations. We are always interested in new ways we can engage students and can support our local and global community. Through community partnerships our students are able to gain professional experience in service and their own area of study.

Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)

Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP)

AVID Program at Inter-Lakes High School

Baker River Watershed Association

Beckett Family Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire

Blue Heron Montessori School at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Bridge House

CADY (Communities for Alcohol & Drug Free Youth)

Catholic Charities New Hampshire

Camp Mowglis

Choose Love NH

Circle Program

Community Bridges

Faith, Hope & Love Foundation

Friends of Aine

Friends of the Pemi Livermore Falls Chapter

Keeping You, Me, and Memories Alive

KyleCares Foundation

Lakes Region Community Developers

Lakes Region Community Services

Lakes Region Mental Health Center

Mayhew Program

Margret and H.A. Rey Center

Mid-State Health Center

Mountain Village Charter School

Nature Groupie- UNH Cooperative Extension

NH After School Network

NH Family Voices

NH Humane Society

NH Veterans Home

Partnership for Public Health

Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health

Pemi-Baker Literacy

Pemi-Baker TV

Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity

Pemi Youth Center

Pine Hill Waldorf School

Pink Revolution of NH

Plymouth Area Community Closet

Plymouth Area Head Start

Plymouth Area Recovery Connection

Plymouth Elementary School

Plymouth Parks and Recreation

Plymouth Regional Senior Center

Plymouth Rotary Club

Project Promise

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RSVP Volunteer Center

Southern Regional Ed Service Center (SERESC)

Spaulding Youth Center

Speare Memorial Hospital

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Transport Central

Tri-County Community Action Program

United Campus Ministry

UNH Cooperative Extension-Nutrition Connections

Voices Against Violence

Volunteer NH

White Mountain National Forest

Whole Village Family Resource Center


Community Partners

Interested in being a community partner?

For more information please contact: 

Jessica Dutille

Casey Krafton