CESAs at Forum 2013 photo for web

What is a Community Engaged Student Assistant?

Community Engaged Student Assistants support students, faculty, and community partners in four key areas: 

  • Developing community partnerships with faculty;

  • Recruiting, placing, training and coordinating service-learners for courses;

  • Developing creative projects, applying technical expertise, and collecting research data;

  • Providing direct service/research to the community partner(s). 

Why be a CESA?

  • Have a meaningful experience working with faculty and community members;

  • Hands-on opportunities utilizing your major to work with the local community;

  • Tuition awards available to help compensate for the work you perform.

If you're interested in working with a faculty member on a community-engaged project and are in need of assistance in forming a connection, email engage@uaa.alaska.edu and CCEL will be happy to meet with you.  Otherwise, feel free to stop by LIB 211G or call 786-4062.

Meet the CESAs and learn about their projects: 

Fall 2012 CESAs

Spring 2012 CESAs

Fall 2011 CESAs


Spring 2011 CESAs

Fall 2010 CESAs