The Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning

CCESL’s Vision, Mission, and Values

CCESL’s vision is a university collaborating with communities to improve lives.

CCESL’s mission is to activate university and community potential through partnership.

CCESL values collaboration for the public good characterized by mutual benefit, fierce optimism, tenacity, rigor, democratic participation, and inclusion.

CCESL’s Work

We use community-engaged methods in our work with faculty, staff, students, and communities to:

  • Bridge learning and doing
  • Invest in discovery
  • Connect change-makers
  • Amplify university and community voices
  • Galvanize tomorrows civic leaders
  • Tackle grand challenges