Carleton College - Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)

About Carleton College - Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)

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).


Program Director

January 2022 Northfield, MN
“Direct impact, strong leadership building skills, strong support system from CCCE, learning communication and discipline among community parnters”
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