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Develop skills

Foster partnerships

Apply your learning

Make a difference

Serve the public good

Create social change

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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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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