At 麻豆国产AV, students are encouraged to embrace the value of community engagement as part of our shared commitment to the greater good. The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is at the heart of this work, offering opportunities for students to link learning inside and outside of the classroom, tackle problems that matter, and develop a sense of purpose that continues throughout their lives. 

The core work of the CCE involves supporting community-based learning courses, engaged research, volunteering, and creative endeavors connected to the local community. The department fosters collaboration and connections across campus and community through inclusive educational practices, allowing students to discover connections between the classroom and the community.

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The CCE provides resources for faculty as they incorporate learning by doing into their teaching and research, intentionally linking direct experience with analysis and critical reflection.

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Meaningful Connections. Local Community.

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The CCE in the News

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College-Sponsored Block Party Takes over North Pleasant

The Amherst Student

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