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Regional and National Outreach

Lisa Jacobs, Director
Office of Regional & National Outreach
Peet Hall, Suite 412

An essential part of Gallaudet University is its wealth of resources, services and programs. The Office of Regional and National Outreach (RNO) is one way Gallaudet University brings those resources to deaf people, families and professionals around the country. RNO, which supports the university's strategic plan and enrollment efforts, includes three major components: 

  • Gallaudet University Regional Centers
  • Youth Programs
  • Deaf WorldTeach in the Pacific 

Gallaudet University Regional Centers

Through partnerships, the Gallaudet University 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 are located at host colleges, including:

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

Youth Programs

RNO's 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.

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