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

  • Think Tank Series

    Think Tank Series for Fall

    • Thurs. Nov. 3 • 11:30-12:45 • LIB 307
      College of Education "What can our education system do to serve the needs of Alaska Native students?"
      Facebook event - Think Tank Flyer

    Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization.

  • Faculty Minigrant RFP | Deadline Nov 4

    RFP for Faculty Minigrant Applications

    RFP now open for faculty minigrant funding to conduct community engaged research or to plan and carry out community projects. 
    Details and Minigrant Application Packet
    Deadline: Friday, November 4 by 5:00 p.m.

  • Dr. 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


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Spring class registration opens Nov. 14

Register for Spring 2017 classes starting Nov. 14 (the schedule is viewable for planning beginning Oct. 31).

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.

 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