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

  •  Bartlett Lecture Series: Feb 1
    Marika Anthony-Shaw "Collective Impact: Bending Towards Justice"
    Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm
    Wendy Williamson Auditorium


    In this empowering keynote, Anthony-Shaw discusses her work with philanthropic organizations, including Partners In Health, and she reveals strategies for individuals to get involved with causes that they care about. Offering realistic plans for engaging one's own communities, whether on campus or online, she outlines how any individual can join people together in a shared mission, harness the power of collective energy and positive action and make a real difference in the world.

     marika anthony shaw

January Think Tank






 Student Opportunities

  • Second Bridge Award

    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


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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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