UFM Community Learning Center

Contact: Linda Teener, 785-539-8763, info@tryufm.org


ufmUFM Community Learning Center is a creative educational program serving K-State, the Manhattan area, and the state of Kansas. Based on the philosophy that everyone can learn and everyone can teach, UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development by soliciting community members to teach classes to other community members. (Instructors have ranged from age 6 to 96!) UFM serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as a catalyst for new programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all. UFM reaches more than 28,000 people annually with hands-on learning; incubates small organizations and businesses; provides unique educational opportunities that improves the quality of life for all ages; and exposes community resources to the campus and campus resources to the community.



Program Partners:

City of Manhattan; Riley County Seniors' Service Center; Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition; USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden Schools; Manhattan Marlins Swim Team; Arts and Humanities Association; Manhattan Community Garden; People's Grocery; Manhattan Public Library; Riley County Extension; Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice; Manhattan/Riley County Health Dept; Riley County Council of Social Service Agencies; Kansas Adoptive Families; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Ecumenical Campus Ministries; Manhattan Arts Center; Junction City Library; Riley County United Way; Relay for Life; Crisis Center; Retired Senior Volunteer Program; Community Campaign for Nonviolence; American Red Cross; YES! Fund; Caroline F. Peine Foundation; Little Apple Pilot Club

Institutional Impact Area(s):

K-State Hale Library; K-State Division of Continuing Education; K-State Dance Dept.; K-State Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Horticulture; K-State Student Union; K-State School of Leadership Studies; NISTAC; Center for Civic Engagement; K-State Campus Campaign for Nonviolence; HandsOn Kansas State; K-State Athletics; K-State Recreation Services; K-State Dept. of Kinesiology; K-State Facilities; K-State Women's Center; K-State Student Services; Osher Institute; K-State Book Network; K-State International Student Center; K-State Dept. of Political Science; K-State Dept. of Anthropology, K-State Dept. of Sociology and Social Work; K-State College of Architecture; Dorothy Thompson Lecture Series; Adamchek Lecture Series; K-State College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office; Students for Environmental Action; Fair Trade Advocates; K-State College of Human Ecology; K-State Office of Sustainability; K-State Student Governing Association; K-State Lafene Student Health Center; K-State College of Education Ambassador


Manhattan community members, K-State community


Cultural Institutions and Programs; College of Agriculture; College of Architecture, Planning and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Education; College of Human Ecology; School of Leadership Studies