Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement supports faculty and students as they put their ideas to work in the world.

The Center fosters collaboration and innovation across campus and in the community, through initiatives that link experience with theory and reflection. We support community-based learning, undergraduate research, internships, creative endeavors and other educational activities. Our work is done in partnership with groups both on and off campus, in particular the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

students in a play

Idea Accelerator

Explore an idea and get started now — with our help! Learn about our resources, including advising, funding and more.

students at the community engagement orientation trip


Check out our tools and guidelines to help you explore ideas, learn new skills, develop projects, pursue funding, and apply your learning.

students present their work at Amherst Explorations

Experiential Learning

Learning by doing intentionally links direct experience with analysis and critical reflection. It is designed to support learning, inquiry, and action inside and outside of the curriculum.