Fellows Applications have closed for the 2023-24 academic year. Check back next year or email Danielle Trajano with questions about becoming a CCCE Fellow.
Current fellows, do you have a change to report, such moving to a different cohort, increasing your hours, going off-campus, etc? Filling out this form will make sure all current fellows have one-card access to the CCCE, are on all the right email lists, posters, etc.
Fellows in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) directly and indirectly support
- reciprocal and ethical partnerships with off-campus communities by building, developing, and maintaining mutually beneficial collaborations;
- the work of program leads and volunteers for programs in their respective issue areas, helping to maintain high quality programming for multiple off-campus communities;
- work off-campus at program sites, mainly in Northfield and Faribault; and
- events and initiatives on campus and in the community, ranging from speakers to film showings, from community conversations to elected official candidate forums.
All fellows are part of one (or sometimes two) of the below cohorts:
- Education Equity focuses on students in the Northfield and Faribault public school districts as both districts strive to improve the equity of their schools in the context of rapidly changing demographics and the welcoming of thousands of new citizens and residents.
- Food and Environmental Justice supports programs that engage students in environmental issues tied to community wellbeing and sustainability, recognizing that housing, food production, waste, energy, and food insecurity are all intertwined and envisioning a world of equitable environmental access and responsible stewardship.
- Health and Belonging strives to connect students with community partners to improve the community’s health as well as bring education about pertinent health and well-being topics to campus.
- Peace, Conflict, and Democracy seeks to engender conversation about the root causes of inequality, injustice and violence by addressing current local and global issues through lectures, community conversations, film screenings, podcast listening and discussion sessions.
- Academic Civic Engagement supports the work of ACE courses, scholarship, and student reflection by promoting ACE courses to other students, building and testing methods to assess student learning and the impact of ACE at Carleton, documenting and telling the story of ACE,maintaining connections between ACE courses and other co-curricular fellows’ cohorts and partners, and by facilitating reflection with CCCE fellows, ACE courses, and other student groups.
- Indigenous Community Connections supports the work of Carleton’s Indigenous Communities Liaison. This work is focused on strengthening the College’s ability to enact its land acknowledgment commitments, partner with tribal governments and Native organizations, and promote the well-being of Native members of the campus community.
Fellows work independently and collaboratively with each other, other campus organizations, and community partners. All fellows work weekly office hours in the CCCE, attend regular fellows staff meetings, and contribute to the community environment in the CCCE. Students who are approved campus drivers and with Spanish, Somali, or other language skills are strongly encouraged to apply.