Welcome to the Center for Community Engagement & Service!
As an institution, AU is committed to advancing social justice and civic responsibility, and we’re at the front lines of that effort. At the Center for Community Engagement & Service – or CCES – we lead the AU community into the world to serve. From projects around DC to trips abroad, we stand with a university dedicated to improving lives in our global community.
For the 10th year in a row, American University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for excellence in service and commitment to social justice.
Click on the links below to learn more about our programs.
My (Un)Documented Life
Up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.
The Faculty Summer Institute, May 15-25, is a collection of one-day and two-day workshops that support faculty across disciplines around the common interest of community-based learning as a teaching pedagogy.
This year we are pleased to offer a dozen programs focused on a variety of social justice issues such as immigration reform, environmental rights, and statelessness. Students will travel to destinations as diverse as Havana, Cuba, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Nairobi, Kenya, to participate on engagement during winter, spring, and summer breaks.