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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.

Staff

Elaine Eschenbacher, Asst. Provost for Experiential LearningElaine Eschenbacher portrait

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. 

eschenba@augsburg.edu
612.330.1492


Jenean Gilmer, Community Engaged Learning Program Manager

gilmerje@augsburg.edu
612.330.1483Jenean Gilmer photo


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.
Natalie Jacobson

jacobsn@augsburg.edu
612.330.1484


Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer

mcdaniem@augsburg.edu
612.330.1253


Steve PeacockSteve 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.

peacock@augsburg.edu
612.330.1583


LaToya Taris-James, LEAD Fellows Bonner Program ManagerLaToya Taris-James

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.

tarisl@augsburg.edu