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Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement is a collaborative unit that relies on partnering with students, faculty and community partners.

We invite you to learn more about the Center and get involved.

Opportunities for Faculty

We invite faculty to join the Center and its team of faculty and staff as we work together to fulfill our vision of an engaged university; one where learning and research are transformed and grounded in human caring and experience while contributing to the growth of healthy and vibrant communities.

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Opportunities for Students

The CCE provides many opportunities for students to get involved with local communities. From the Bonner Leaders Program and National Days of Service to AmeriCorps and the Community Engaged Learning program. We invite students to join the CCE to get engaged, give back, and make a difference in their and the lives of others.

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Opportunities for Campus and Community Partners

The Center is committed to developing sustained, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial campus/community partnerships characterized by closeness, equity, and integrity. As a central hub connecting the campus to the community, the Center seeks to join with community- and faith-based organizations, local schools, civic associations, and social action networks to form collaborative efforts to address of public concern.

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About the Center for Community Engagement

In January 2015, President Cole formally announced the creation of the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). Over the past four years, the Center has taken its first steps toward building a campus-wide Center that serves as a central hub connecting the campus to local communities and works to maximize the University’s status as a Community-Engaged Campus as recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Montclair State’s commitment to engage beyond the campus is central to its mission as a public institution of higher education and is supported by numerous curricular and co-curricular units across campus. The Center, however, is the only unit on campus specifically tasked with engaging the University’s rich academic, artistic and cultural resources in partnership with the community. Each year the Center engages over 1,000 students in partnership with 200 community partners to seek solutions to real issues of public concern.

Community-engaged learning pedagogies such as service-learning and community-based research have been one of the primary means through which the Center connects the campus to the community and where faculty and students put their learning and research into practice. Community-engaged learning not only provides students an opportunity to connect course content to real-world issues, but it also offers an invaluable window into the roles and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society–a core value of any liberal education.

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Contact Us

Bryan Murdock
Center for Community Engagement
Office Location: Dickson Hall 361
Phone: 973-655-6831
Krystal Woolston
Assistant Director
Center for Community Engagement
Office Location: Dickson Hall 344
Phone: 973-655-4268