Converse Hall seen through a group of fall trees

CCE is located in Converse Hall

The Center for Community Engagement provides faculty and students with opportunities to engage the world in sustained, collaborative, reflective and meaningful ways that enrich an innovative liberal arts education. It's part of a college-wide integrative learning initiative that incorporates what research and experience suggest—that students consolidate their learning most effectively and gain the most from their Amherst education by putting ideas to work in the world and in contexts that allow them to learn by doing.

We support community-based learning courses, undergraduate research, creative endeavors, and partnerships on and off campus.

CCE Staff

Sarah C. Barr

Sarah C. Barr

Advisor to the Provost on Campus Initiatives

Sarah works closely with the CCE staff to implement the CCE’s programs and long-term strategy of enriching the liberal arts education at Amherst College.

Zoe Jacobs Feinstein

Zoe Jacobs Feinstein

Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement

Zoë helps to manage programs designed to support students as they put their ideas into action in the world.  She also manages the Center’s budget and financial records, and provides logistical support for the Center's work with faculty.

Christina Santana

Christina Santana

Associate Director of Community Learning

Converse Hall Room 202D

Christina works with faculty to design courses and build relationships that support academic community engagement. Her work focuses on faculty development, partnership cultivation, student preparation, and assessment.