Center for Community Engagement

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

We foster collaboration and innovation across campus and 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.

Design Thinking Challenge Application Open!

The Design Thinking Challenge brings together interdisciplinary teams of six students to develop interventions to a complex challenge.  Teams will participate in an immersive development workshop during Interterm 2017, and will prototype their interventions in Spring 2017.  Applications are due October 20th.

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, develop projects, pursue funding and apply your learning.

students present their work at Amherst Explorations

Skills for Life

Find events, workshops, and programs to help you develop all kinds of skills — from speaking effectively to using academic tools, and more.