What is EPIC-N?
The EPIC-Network (EPIC-N) connects communities with the human capital of universities to improve the quality of life and social wealth for all involved. EPIC-N is the nonprofit association of institutions that adopt the award-winning EPIC Model for university-community partnership.
The EPIC Model is simple but powerful. It brings together the greatest resources in academia — professors, students, laboratories, research libraries, existing curriculum — and creatively draws them together to tackle the biggest challenges in local communities. The results are felt immediately with lasting transformative effects: Solutions that might never be imagined through traditional structures, public goodwill toward the university, real-world learning for students, and meaningful change felt throughout the community.
By adopting the EPIC Model, colleges and universities around the world can play a more active role in finding the best ways to make life richer and more sustainable for generations to come.