The Center for Humanitarian Engagement

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The Center for Humanitarian Engagement

The Center for Humanitarian Engagement is committed to connecting Walla Walla University with the tools and resources to promote a university-wide lifestyle of service as they serve both locally and globally.


The CHE acts as an innovative voice that is built to bring students together with different organizations through various service opportunities. 


In working together with the community, the CHE is building relationships and putting together long-term development plans to further the health and growth of the valley. 


Through supporting services in the community, the CHE is determined to help find students at WWU a calling, not just a career. 


Partnering with academics, the CHE plans to promote a teaching method that incorporates practical knowledge to equip students for effective service

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Service events

WWU Cuba Mission Trip

June 27–July 7, 2019

WWU is partnering with Maranatha Volunteers International to send the students and friends to Cuba!

Student athletes taking part in this project will not only have the opportunity to help finish construction of the San Antonio de los Baños Church in a suburb of Havana, but also will reach out into the local community through sports ministry and health education.

Learn more about this trip >

Blue Zones Project Recap

During the days of January 21-23, the Walla Walla Valley had the privilege of hosting Tony Buettner and members of the Blue Zones team here on campus to hold a feasibility study. The first night, Tony Buettner presented information the group had acquired through years of study. He introduced the "Power 9" or 9 principles that were inspired by the research they had done that promotes a healthier lifestyle. They had meetings in the community that covered different facets of public life, to help the team become more acquainted with the Valley. They also held focus group to discover areas members of the community enjoy or would like to see improve. They also held a "Friends at Five" event which brought various members from the community together and answered questions regarding the policies and procedures of the Blue Zones project. Blue Zones will report their findings within the next month, but in the meantime more information is available on similar projects completed by Blue Zones.

C.A.R.E. for Paradise

March 21-27, 2019

Join us over spring break as we CARE for Paradise (March 21-27). This trip is sponsored by WWU Student Missions and the Center for Humanitarian Engagement. 

Learn more about this trip >

Love Heals: Walla Walla
Free Clinic

April 18–19, 2019

Walla Walla Free Clinic is coming this April 18th & 19th to the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds. The clinic will offer free medical, vision, dental, and education services. Dental will include extractions, fillings, and cleanings. Medical will offer minor treatment and illness diagnosis. Vision will provide eye exams and prescription glasses. 

Learn more about the free clinic >

Speaking engagements

If you would like to hear more about the Center for Humanitarian Engagement or projects such as Love Heals or Blue Zones, send us an email or call us at (509) 527-2100 to schedule an appointment.

David Lopez
Executive Director

(509) 527-2100

Last update on August 19, 2019