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Community Engagement

​The Community Engagement team serves to establish, foster, and leverage community partnerships that support effective communication and collaboration with all stakeholders. Community engagement is a participatory process which brings together diverse perspectives to collectively think on and put into practice creative ways of learning that may have far reaching impacts. Our two methods of engagement are Grants and the LEXL (Learning is Expanding Lab).


Our Grants team provides unparalleled support to all divisions within SDCOE. We provide proven leadership in grant procurement, customized support on evaluation and development of grant proposals, and targeted guidance to support grant maintenance and evaluation.

LEXL (Learning is Expanding Lab)

The LEXL is the first laboratory of its kind bridging cutting edge research, policy, and novel applications in business and higher education with exploratory and creative learning environments in the field. The LEXL incubates “mind collisions”, where diverse groups of thinkers explore connections in their own fields and specialties that can offer young people opportunities for learning that they could have never thought possible.