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The Center for Community & Civic Engagement (CCCE) helps students engage with the community and challenges you to become a reflective learner and engaged citizen. We are a great starting point to find community engagement activities and community-based learning courses to get the experiences and develop the skills necessary for effective community action. We look forward to working with you to develop your civic action plan for the impact you want to have while at BGSU and beyond.

Service Events and Programs

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Join us for our events and programs, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, alternative break trips, the Expand Your Horizons Fair, and Project Connect.  If you are a new volunteer, our programs can introduce you to a variety of opportunities.  If you are a seasoned volunteer, our events are a perfect opportunity to serve in a leadership role.

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Peace Corps Prep

The newly approved Peace Corps Prep Program at BGSU prepares students for international development fieldwork, for a career in the Peace Corps, or other international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

As part of the program, students will build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience and professional development support:

  • Training and experience in a work sector
  • Foreign language skills
  • Intercultural competence
  • Professional and leadership development

Civic Action Leaders

The Civic Action Leaders (CALs) are a group of students who work in the Center for Community & Civic Engagement. CALs are passionate about community service, civic engagement, and social justice. CALs can also help your student organization plan a service event and facilitate a workshop for your group. Schedule a one-on-one meeting to learn more.

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Community-Based Learning Courses

A community-based learning courses (also known as service-learning) combines regular coursework, community engagement, and reflection.  A community-based learning course provides an opportunity for students, faculty members, and community partners to engage in organized community activities that address community-identified needs.  The experience pushes you to reflect on engagement activities to gain a further understanding of the curricular content, enhance your personal values, and increase your sense of social responsibility.

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Community Engagement Update

Sign up for the Community Engagement Update, our weekly newsletter, to stay informed about upcoming community engagement activities, internship opportunities, and other fun civic events!

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