The Center for Community and Civic Engagement Office in Sayles-Hill 151 will be open over the summer, however, staff will be working in and out of the office. If you would like to meet with the CCCE professional staff, please be in touch to be sure of their availability or to add a Zoom meeting to their Google Calendar:

Creighton Brown, cbrown2@carleton.edu

  • Education Equity | Peace, Conflict, and Democracy
  • Student Resources

Sinda Nichols, snichols2@carleton.edu

  • Director | Civic and community engagement consultation

Emily Oliver, eoliver@carleton.edu

  • Academic Civic Engagement and Scholarship

Melissa Thomas, mthomas@carleton.edu

  • Communications | Logistics | Operations

Erica Zweifel, ezweifel@carleton.edu

  • Food and Environment | Health and Belonging
  • Community Partnerships

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE — pronounced “trip-see-ee”) connects the Carleton community to its broader public purpose and contributes to students’ preparation for life after Carleton as civic-minded graduates.

We are a hub for:

  • Real-world learning that contributes to a more just, thriving, and sustainable community;
  • Reciprocal community-campus partnerships that advance shared goals; and
  • Civic agency and collaboration in the public sphere that is attentive to equity, power, and positionality.

We support Academic Civic Engagement courses, student-led community initiatives, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, community-based work study jobs, and more. Our focal issue areas include Food and Environmental Justice, Educational Equity, Health and Belonging, and Peace, Conflict & Democracy.

Civic learning and community engagement are a key part of the Carleton experience. 63% of senior respondents said they’ve applied their academic learning through an assignment in the community. Outside of the classroom, 59% have volunteered in the community and 30% participate in politics beyond voting (Enrolled Student Survey, 2019).