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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Upcoming Events

Blue Zones Project Keynote Presentation 

Jan. 21, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall, Walla Walla University
204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324


Learn how we can transform our health and well-being and boost the economic vitality of the Walla Walla Valley by becoming a Blue Zones Community.

Walla Walla County has a long history of inspiring well-being in the Walla Walla Valley. As part of that vision and in partnership with Walla Walla University, the City of Walla Walla, the City of College Place, and Providence St. Mary Medical Center, we’re inviting you to learn about the benefits of becoming a Blue Zones Community. 

Blue Zones are locations where entire communities live significantly longer, healthier, and more active lives. A National Geographic study identified the commonalities across these Blue Zones that have led to increased longevity and vitality. In recent years, 42 communities like ours have started on a journey to become Blue Zones Communities, and we’d like our community to be next.

This transformation is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary effort that involves the entire community—schools, restaurants, grocery stores, government entities, businesses, faith-based organizations, and individuals—and it only works if all of us get behind it.

We are thrilled to invite you—a key leader within our community—to a presentation to learn how the Blue Zones Project can help us transform the health and well-being of our community.

Blue Zones Project Community Transformation Presentation

Jan. 22, 2019 | 9:30–11:15 a.m.
SonBridge Community Center
1200 S.E. 12th St., College Place, WA


Blue Zones Project Friends @ 5

Jan. 22, 2019 | 5–6 p.m.
SonBridge Community Center
1200 S.E. 12th St., College Place, WA


Join us for Friends @ 5 to enjoy refreshments and healthy snacks while learning more about the Blue Zones Project from the expert Blue Zones team.

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 >

WWU Athletics Cuba Mission Trip

June 27–July 7, 2019

WWU Athletics is partnering with Maranatha Volunteers International to send the Wolves 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 >

David Lopez,
executive director

(509) 527-2100

Speaking engagements

Jan. 24, 2019
Peacemaking Week Speech

Jan. 26, 2019
Village Church Sabbath School

Last update on January 18, 2019