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.

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 Student Opportunities

  • Second Bridge Award

    Application deadline is February 16, 2018. 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.  Up to $2,000. APPLY!




Mara Kimmel

First Lady of Anchorage Mara Kimmel presented about the upcoming Anchorage Climate Action Plan at the October 12, 2017 Think Thank. Dr. Kimmel provided her presentation slides to help increase our community's awareness on this important issue effecting us all. The session was co-hosted by Dr. Brian Cook, Theater Department & CCEL with the Municipality of Anchorage, and The Alaska Center.


Faculty Opportunities

  • Selkregg Award

    Proposal deadline is 12:00 pm on Friday, March 2, 2018. The Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award is a $5,000 award that supports faculty to develop community-based research, creative activity, and course-based service-learning projects.  The award seeks to encourage, inspire, and reward faculty at UAA for engaged scholarship that creates and sustains our community partnerships. The projects ultimately aim to improve the quality of life for Alaska residents and develop civic leadership, democracy, and social justice on campus and in the community.  APPLY!

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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 Campus Vote Project UAA

 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
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