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Democracy is the everyday work of people innovating together to solve problems and make change. At the Sabo Center, we strengthen democracy by working with students, educators, and community members to build the skills necessary to turn their passion for change into practice.

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Campus KitchenCampus Kitchen volunteers carrying food bags

Part of our place-based work, Campus Kitchen at Augsburg University works to make healthy food accessible to all in and around the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Campus Kitchen cultivates engagement between Augsburg and Cedar-Riverside around issues of health, wellness, and sustainability, and offers opportunities for student learning and leadership development through meal preparation, food distribution, community gardening, and health education.

Learn more about how to get involved with Campus Kitchen.


Community-Based Learning

Every year, numerous courses at Augsburg include an experiential learning component that connects students with community organizations through research, field trips, guest speakers, service learning, and public impact projects. Students also participate in community-based learning through co-curricular opportunities like Campus Kitchen, Augsburg Local, and more.


Bonner Community Leaders
LEAD Fellows 2018 group photo

The Bonner Community Leaders (BCL) program is a part of a nationally recognized network of leadership and scholarship programs through the Bonner Foundation. Augsburg BCL is an intentionally diverse cohort of 20-25 students who commit to doing civic and community-based work and contribute to building a more just world, working in and with communities surrounding Augsburg University.

Apply to be a Bonner Leader.


Sabo ScholarsMartin Sabo

The Sabo Scholars program is a yearlong student seminar exploring civic and public life, providing a unique opportunity for students to study the political process, work on public policy, and explore careers in public service. The cohort meets weekly for an academic seminar and civic engagement project work. Participants are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship.

Learn more and apply to be a Sabo Scholar.