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

  • Think Tank Series

    Think Tank Series for Fall

    • Tues. Oct. 4 • 1:00-2:15 • LIB 307
      Alaska Innocence Project  "Does society owe anything to the wrongfully convicted?" Facebook event details
    • Thurs. Nov. 3 • 11:30-12:45 • LIB 307

    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.

  • Role of Foundations in Philanthropy | Sept 28

    The Role of Foundations in Philanthropy & Place-making in Community

    Wed., Sept. 28 • 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Allied Health Science Building (AHS) Room 106
    Guest Speaker Panel:

    • Ira Perman, Executive Director, Atwood Foundation
    • Mariko Sarafin, Program Associate, Alaska Community Foundation
    • Sammye Pokryfki, Senior Vice-President, Rasmuson Foundation
    • Megan Riebe, Executive Director, University of Alaska Foundation

    What is philanthropy? What does a foundation do? How are philanthropy and foundations important to our community and how is each distinct in what it contributes?  What is the history of philanthropy in Alaska and in what direction is it headed?  Join the Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving class and our Foundation Panel, and learn more about the world of philanthropy in Anchorage!  See what possible career paths or connections to philanthropy – perhaps even grant seeking or grant making - could be in your future.  Event flyer  Facebook event

    Free event, open to campus and community.  Free parking for this event is available in the Short Hall Lot and West Lot.  

  • Urban in Alaska Conference | Oct 21

    Save the Date for the Fall conference

    The annual Urban in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA conference is scheduled for Friday, October 21st on the UAA campus. The conference features a keynote address, break-out sessions with faculty, community partners and students presenting together on a variety of community-engaged projects, and the popular "rapid fire" faculty presentations. 
    Conference Registration and Details

  • 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.

 

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Spotlight on Philanthropy & Foundations

"The Role of Foundations in Philanthropy & Place-making in Community"
*Watch this video from last year's panel event and get a sneak peek*
What is philanthropy? What does a foundation do? How are philanthropy and foundations important to our community and how is each distinct in what it contributes?  What is the history of philanthropy in Alaska and in what direction is it headed?  Join the Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving class and our Foundation Panel, and learn more about the world of philanthropy in Anchorage!  
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  •  4:00-5:30 p.m.
Allied Health Science Building (AHS) Room 106
Guest Speaker Panel: 
Ira Perman, Executive Director, Atwood Foundation; Mariko Sarafin, Program Associate, Alaska Community Foundation; Sammye Pokryfki, Senior Vice-President, Rasmuson Foundation; Megan Riebe, Executive Director, University of Alaska Foundation
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775962205977716/

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