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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News & Events

 March 8 Think Tank


from THE February 8 THink Tank

How can we support and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity?  Mr. Brandon Locke,  Director, World Language and Immersion Programs for the  Anchorage School District shared his presentation and insights on language diversity, learning, and preservation in our community.  The session was cohosted by Dr. Irasema Ortega, Dr. Hattie Harvey, and Dr. Kathryn Ohle from the UAA College of Education. 

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Local and State Government & Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:15 pm

in SSB 118

Join us to hear students talk about internships in the following areas:
  • CCEL Summer Internship
  • Municipality of Anchorage Internship
  • State Legislative Internship
  • The Washington Center Academic Internship
 . . .and more!!
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  • 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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