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 overseas teaching program, the Office of National Outreach has something for everyone. 

The Office of National Outreach has three major components:

Gallaudet University Regional Centers

Through partnerships with Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) host institutions, the regional centers 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. Regional centers include:

  • East: Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
  • Midwest: John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
  • South: Austin Community College, Austin, TX
  • West: Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

Youth Programs

The Youth Programs component 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 its regional and national Academic Bowl competitions, and national Battle of the Books competition. Also offered are summer learning experiences for high school students.

Deaf WorldTeach in the Pacific ​

Through a partnership with WorldTeach in Cambridge, MA, Deaf WorldTeach teaches deaf children, youth, families, professionals, and the community in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Deaf WorldTeach expands the existing pool of teachers while strengthening the sign
language skills of students, families, teachers, and community members.  

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