Office of National Outreach

Lisa Jacobs, Director
Office of National Outreach
Peet Hall, Suite 412
Web: Office of National Outreach

Through its Office of National Outreach, Gallaudet University brings its wealth of resources, services, and programs to deaf people, families, and professionals around the country. Whether it's through one of our regional centers, our very popular youth programs such as the Academic Bowl or the Battle of the Books, or our summer camps, the Office of National Outreach has something for everyone. 

The Office of National Outreach has two major components:

Gallaudet University Regional Centers

Through partnerships with host institutions, the Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) share Gallaudet's undergraduate and graduate programs and Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's resources and expertise through training programs, workshops and conferences, youth programs, technical assistance, and consultation. The Regional Centers, their host institutions, and their locations are:

  • East: Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Midwest: John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois
  • South: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
  • West: Ohlone College, Fremont, California

Youth Programs

Youth Programs provides opportunities for middle and high school students to connect with each other, pursue academic challenges, and experience personal and academic development. The Youth Programs accomplish this through regional and national Academic Bowl competitions for high school students, a national Battle of the Books competition for middle school students, a national literary competition for grades 2-12, and summer learning experiences for rising and current high school students. New programs are constantly under development.

We are always happy to talk with you. Contact us at the Office of National Outreach.