CCCE History

Carleton has a long history of community partnerships. In 1985, Carleton created the ACT (Acting in the Community Together) Center.

In 1993, the student position which we now call “Fellows” was created. In 1997 the Center expanded with the creation of the Northfield Reads and Counts program.

In 2000, Carleton received a service learning grant which paved the way towards the creation of ACE (Academic Civic Engagement) in 2009, and our community-based learning courses are extremely popular to this day.

During the spring of 2011, ACT, ACE, and Public Scholarship merged to create the CCCE, a department in Carleton’s Dean of the College Office.