The Center for Community & Civic Engagement creates and sustains opportunities for meaningful engagement for the Carleton community to deepen learning, broaden knowledge, and develop reciprocal relationships locally, nationally, and globally. Through thoughtful action, analysis, and reflection, the Center promotes integration of engagement with the College’s deep commitments to student development, teaching, learning, and scholarship.
By means of this integration, the Center for Community and Civic Engagement aims to meet the following learning objectives for our students:
a) Understanding issues in their real world complexity
b) Recognizing and honoring different forms of knowledge that may reside in/with community partners
c) Awareness of your positionality, or who you are as you seek to do civic engagement efforts (such as gender, race, and/or socioeconomic background)
d) Doing – how can you take your course content and do something with it beyond the classroom while learning in the process
e) Developing leadership skills
f) Nurturing a commitment to life-long civic engagement