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Community Engagement & Service

Community-Based Learning Events

The Center for Community Engagement & Service offers a series of regular community-based learning events to foster the community of educators and learners here on campus and within the broader community.

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference


April 2nd, 2016

The regional Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

This is always a great event attended by 300 faculty, staff, students and community partners from the DC-Metro area. 

Register by 3/27

Community-Based Learning Faculty Institute

New Faculty Orientation 2007

May 18-19, 2016

Each May the Center for Community Engagement & Service organizes a 2-day Faculty Institute. This is an opportunity for faculty to come together across disciplines around the common interest of community-based learning as a teaching pedagogy.

Register through CTRL

Information on the 2016 CBL Faculty Fellows Institute

Partnership Brunch

August 2016

This annual event brings together faculty and community partners to discuss potential areas for collaboration over a delicious brunch.

Interested in attending? 

Contact CCES Director, Marcy Fink Campos (

Register to attend

Community Partner Fair

Involvement Fair

Each Fall and Spring, the Community Partner Fair brings together over 20 community organizations to share information and recruit volunteers during AU's Engagement Fair. 

This event is attended by upwards of 1000 AU students. 


Register to attend

Fall 2014 Attendees

Community-Based Learning Symposium

CBL symposium 2013


(there will be no 2014 Symposium in honor of AU hosting the Maryland-DC Campus Compact Regional Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference in March)

The CBL Symposium draws together faculty, students, and community partners to share their experiences, highlight best practices and increase the conversation around community-based learning here at AU.

The Symposium