CCE advisory board member Rosanne Haggerty '82 talks about ending homelessness on NPR

 Rosanne Haggerty '82 is featured in this All Things Considered story on NPR, where she shares the history of Common Ground— the nonprofit she founded in 1990 to end homelessness in New York City—and explains how Common Ground is now taking on homelessness nationally.

Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Anna Martini: Wednesday, March 16 12-1 in the CCE

Each semester, the Center for Community Engagement hosts a series of lunchtime conversations about the ways faculty members might use the CCE as a resource in teaching and scholarship.  On Wednesday, March 16, the conversation will focus on science and engagement with Anna Martini, Associate Professor of Geology. 

Amherst College Community Prepares for World AIDS Day with a Week of Events, Education, and Hair Dye

Monday, November 29 marks the beginning of AIDS Awareness Week at Amherst College, a collaborative program put together by the Public Health Collaborative, Amnesty International, the Sexual Health Educators (SHEs), and Globe Med. The week’s events will encourage Amherst students to learn more about the global AIDS pandemic while raising money for Partners in Health in Rwanda.

Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial, Leadership, and Policy Skills: The CCE Announces Three Interterm Courses

Have you missed opportunities for community-based learning during the traditional academic year? Do you want to make sure your Interterm experience is intellectually invigorating while having fun and learning skills for social change? Consider taking one of three CCE-sponsored Interterm courses. You'll have ample opportunities to hone your problem-solving and leadership skills while learning about current issues near and far. All courses meet at Amherst College but are open to all Five College students.

Announcing Spring 2011 Community Based-Learning Courses

Are you hoping to get more deeply involved in the community this spring? Consider enrolling in a community based-learning (CBL) course. You may decide to help document the musical communities and acoustic terrain of the Pioneer Valley in Pioneer Valley Soundscapes. Perhaps you're more interested in analyzing educational policy and urban history to better understand America's public schools in Cities, Schools, and Spaces. Looking to get off campus? Check out Professor Dick Aronson '69's course at Hampshire College on Public Health and Community Engagement.

Telling Our Stories During Homecoming: Collecting Oral Histories of Community Engagement at Amherst College

Amherst opened the doors to the Center for Community Engagement in the fall of 2007.  Yet students have been engaging in communities near and far throughout the history of our college.  The CCE invites you to help us collect and tell our engagement stories.  During Homecoming, we invite you to stop by the CCE office to tell your story.  All we require is 15 minutes of your time and a willingness to think back in time. We will record your story and post a collection of stories on the CCE website for others to enjoy.  Recording times:  Friday, November 12 from 3-5 p.m.

Looking to Facilitate Social Change On and Off Campus? Consider Applying to Join the Community Engagement Leader Program

Are you interested in working to build partnerships and initiatives that facilitate positive social change? Would you like to work to make community engagement the norm at Amherst College? Consider joining the CEL team. CELs  manage local partnerships and work with campus groups and departments while developing their own leadership and management skills.

Looking to Develop Your Leadership Skills? Register Now for This Year's L.E.A.D. Conference


Current student leaders and aspiring student leaders alike are encouraged to register for this year's L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) Conference. The L.E.A.D. Conference is a day of skill sharing, training, and networking with the primary goal of offering practical tools for student leadership.

Fall 2010 Community Engagement Fair: Learn How You Can Get Involved


Community Engagement Fair

Come check out what opportunities student and off-campus organizations have available to Amherst College students at the fall Community Engagement Fair. Get involved this semester! The fair is at 3:00 on Tuesday, September 14 in the Keefe Campus Center.


This Fall, Explore One or More of the Nine Dynamic Community Based Learning Courses

The Center for Community Engagement is excited to announce that nine of the fall's class offerings are community based learning courses. This semester, students in these ten classes will explore history, art, mathematics, dance, education, and religion through text, collaboration, movement, ethnography, teaching, and original research— in and outside of the classroom.