Scholarly Engagement is the essence of an active partnership between a university and its surrounding community. A relationship-based process, it applies the university’s research, resources, and expertise to address community-identified needs and problems. Scholarly engagement uses innovative ideas and discoveries generated by faculty and staff to serve as powerful engines of positive change, enhancing everyone’s quality of life. It is interdisciplinary, demand-driven, and often entrepreneurial. It is the very core of an urban-serving research institution and is at the heart of IHD’s work.