Center for Community Engagement & Learning

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement.

Learn about CCEL

News & Events

  • Faculty Spring CESA RFP | Deadline Dec 9

    Faculty Community Engaged Student Assistant (CESA) Applications Spring 2017

    Now accepting faculty proposals for the Community Engaged Student Assistant (CESA) program for Spring semester.  Apply to receive UAA Administration Scholarships (formerly Academic Tuition Award/Waiver) for your Community Engaged Student Assistant to support your community-engaged teaching, research, or creative activity. 
    Details and Application
    Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award RFP | Deadline Dec 9

    Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award

    Engineering students are encouraged to apply for this $2,500 award to use their engineering knowledge and practice for the benefit of society.  Students may apply individually or in teams, but either application requires a faculty mentor.The award recipient(s) will conduct a community-engaged learning project that solves engineering and technology-based problems in partnership with a local organization, under the supervision of an engineering faculty member.
    Details and Application

    Deadline:  Friday, December 9, 2016

  • Second Bridge Scholarship Award RFP | Deadline Feb 3

    Second Bridge Scholarship Award

    This award of up to $2,000 encourages UAA undergraduates enrolled in any degree-seeking program to pursue a structured but non-traditional educational experience in service-learning.  Students who engaged in a study-abroad program or a domestic community-engaged program crossed a “first bridge” that expanded their educational horizons. Crossing the “second bridge” requires a commitment to either an international setting or a domestic setting that will push the boundaries of traditional education, meet a community need, and afford a richer and deeper experience for the student.  

    Details and Application
    Deadline:  Friday, February 3, 2017


Spring class registration

Take a Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL) class to explore your interest in community engagement and put your learning into practice.  

CEL A292 Intro to Civic Engagement fulfills 3 credits of social sciences GER and is offered both on campus and as an eLearning online class.

Did you know that you can earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement along with your major? Learn more about the Certificate program and CEL classes.

Or, check out all of the UAA community engaged classes designated for spring.

 CEL course promo Spring 2017

Civic Engagement Certificate

UAA students can earn a Civic Engagement Certificate along with his or her major. This 30 credit Certificate prepares students to become active, effective, ethical citizens in their professional and personal lives.

Learn about the Certificate

Special Initiatives

CCEL collaborates with several special initiatives and partnerships across campus:

Urban in Alaska
Dialogues for Public Life Alaskero Partnership

ENGAGE Social Issues

Food Security, Youth & Education, Affordable Housing & Neighborhood Development, Health & Mental Health, Environment & Sustainability - Find out what's happening on campus and in the community around these social issues.

ENGAGE Social Issues