Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network

What is EPIC-N?

EPIC-N is the network of universities implementing the “EPIC Framework”, an innovative, large-scale, and award-winning university-community partnership program originally created in 2009 by SCI and the University of Oregon.  The video animation below gives a quick overview of how and why this model works so well and additional information is available from the links on the left, as well as through the EPIC-N website. 

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    Current EPIC-N Goals: 

    1. To actively increase the number of universities and communities implementing the EPIC Framework;
    2. To support and enhance existing EPIC programs through various forms of peer-to-peer learning and support services;
    3. To provide a conduit for new knowledge on selected social and environmental issues to universities and communities;
    4. To alter the national discourse about the role, structure and performance of the nation’s higher education institutions in meeting some of society’s most pressing social problems.

    The Sustainable Cities Initiative is a proud member of the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N).