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

  • Learning by Giving Class Awards 4 Grants

    Learning by Giving Project Awards Grants

    The fall Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving class has selected the four community organizations to receive this year’s Learning by Giving grants!  Congratulations to Anchorage Community Land Trust, Alaska Injury Prevention Center, STAR-Standing Together Against Rape, Alaska Legal Services Corporation. See more photos from the end of semester award reception on our Facebook page.
    Learning by Giving class photo
  • Think Tank Series | Spring Dates

    Think Tanks-Spring Semester

    Save the dates for the 3 spring Think Tanks:

    Thursday, February 2 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | LIB 307
    Event details at  

    Thursday, March 2 | 1:00-2:15 p.m. | LIB 307
    Thursday, April 6 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | LIB 307

  • 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

  • Selkregg Award RFP | Deadline Feb 24

    Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award 2017

    The Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award of $5,000 supports faculty to develop community-based research, creative activity, and course-based service-learning projects.
    Selkregg Award Details and Application Guidelines
    Deadline:  Friday, February 24, 2017 by 12:00 p.m.

Spring Civic Engagement Classes

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