Volunteers tending the plants at Montclair Community farms

Programs and Initiatives

Through capacity-building efforts of students, community partners, faculty, and staff, the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships serves as a central hub connecting the campus to the local communities and the region. Today, the OCEP houses a wide array of programs and projects that foster community engagement and democratic practice. In these initiatives educators, students, and community partners forge new ways to teach and learn together, through experiential education modes such as community-engaged learning and participatory action research; through curricular communities and programs such as the Leadership Development through Civic Engagement minor; and through service initiatives such as the AmeriCorps, Bonner Leader, and Next Generation Service Corps programs. Each year the Office engages over 1000 students in partnership with 200 community partners and 30 faculty members to seek solutions to real issues of public concern.

Learn more about the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships’ programs and initiatives: