Academic engagement seeks to connect the intellectual rigors of academic study with the needs and expertise of the community. By building mutually productive relationships between the Amherst classroom and the world beyond, the Center for Community Engagement strives to simultaneously enhance learning and address community goals.
Community-based learning courses add complexity and urgency to students’ critical grasp of social, political, and cultural issues by connecting the intellectual rigors of academic study with the needs and expertise of the community.
Engaged Scholarship Initiative
The Engaged Scholarship Initiative is a funding source for faculty designed to support projects that advance engaged scholarship, teaching, and research on campus and in the community.
Resources for Faculty
The CCE staff can help facilitate meaningful connections with the community for faculty and students through coursework and research projects.
Summer internship programs allow students to extend their exploration of community issues beyond the Amherst campus.