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).