Washington University in St. Louis Neighborhood C.A.R.E.

Who do we serve?

Washington University undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff living in surrounding neighborhoods and permanent neighbors unaffiliated with the university.


  • Connect students to neighborhoods, and neighbors to students
  • Facilitate neighborhood access to the university and university-community access to neighborhood events and resources


  • Collectively advocate for community needs, neighbor’s rights, students’ rights, neighborhood improvements
  • Provide education around tenant’s rights and responsibilities, safety, law enforcement, and living safely in the neighborhood


  • Encourage getting to know neighbors and students as individuals (by name and story)
  • Hold students accountable for actions and impact
  • Educate all university students about respect in the neighborhood – ‘Beyond the Bubble’


  • Promote being a good neighbor – ‘Smart Students Make Great Neighbors’
  • Provide community service opportunities – students working in the community