The Center for Community and Civic Engagement

CCCE (pronounced “trip-see-ee”) is a hub for: 

  • Place-based, experiential learning beyond campus
  • Reciprocal community-campus partnerships
  • Publicly-engaged scholarship, leadership, and action

We support Academic Civic Engagement courses, student-led community initiatives, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, community-based work study jobs, and more. Our student-led programs focus on the following themes:

  • Food and Environmental Justice
  • Educational Equity
  • Health and Belonging
  • Peace, Conflict & Democracy

Learning Objectives

  • Understand issues in their real world complexity
  • Recognize and honor different forms of knowledge that may reside in/with community partners
  • Deepen awareness of one’s positionality in civic engagement efforts, such as gender, race, and socioeconomic background.
  • Take academic knowledge and do something with it beyond the classroom while learning in the process
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Nurture a commitment to life-long civic engagement