The Sabo Center is located in the lower level of Anderson Residence Hall, just across the street from Old Main. Go to the door marked 720 (to the left of the stairs) on 21st Avenue, go down the stairs, and head into the office suite immediately on your left. View a campus map.
Elaine Eschenbacher, Asst. Provost for Experiential Learning
Elaine leads the Sabo Center’s efforts to integrate civic and community engagement, experiential education, and democracy building. She also oversees Augsburg’s Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and strategic projects that engage Augsburg students in purpose-filled signature experiences.
Jenean Gilmer, Community Engaged Learning Program Manager
Natalie Jacobson, Food Initiatives Program Manager
Natalie leads Augsburg’s food justice and food access initiatives. This includes directing the Campus Kitchen program and developing the leadership of the students who run it, addressing food insecurity by increasing access to healthy affordable food on campus and in surrounding communities, managing curricular and co-curricular opportunities related to food justice, and leading place-based food initiatives with community partners.
Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer
Monica McDaniel (she/her) is a dedicated community-builder who co-creates action towards positive change. At Augsburg, she works with students, staff, and faculty to advance our institutions’ climate commitments through programming like the Community Garden and ShareShop, policy advisory with University Council’s Environmental Stewardship Committee, and partnerships with individual departments in support of their sustainability goals. Monica of course loves to take her work outside; she and her family tool around the Twin Cities on their bikes and coax delicious veggies from their gardens.
Steve Peacock, Community Relations Director
Steve joined Augsburg in 2008 with nearly 20 years’ experience in community development. As Director of Community Relations, Steve identifies and facilitates opportunities for Augsburg to strengthen its engagement as an anchor institution and community member in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.
LaToya Taris-James, LEAD Fellows Bonner Program Manager
LaToya oversees the LEAD Fellows Bonner Program helping Augsburg students identify and foster their leadership skills and connect with the community around us. LaToya has a long history working in youth development and youth ministry in the Twin Cities is a native of Minneapolis and enjoys connecting and building community with others.