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Community Engagement & Service

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.

Recent News

There's always a lot happening at the Center for Community Engagement & Service. Click on the links below to learn more about what our students, staff, and alumni are up to!

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Are you a nonprofit?

Are you a recruiting on-going or one-day volunteers? Post your opportunity on EngageNet, AU's community service portal!

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Community-Based Learning and Research

Service-Learning Graduate Fellowship in Myanmar

 Are you interested in connecting your classroom experience to work within the community? Learn more about our CBLR program.

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Alternative Breaks

Honduras Alt Break 2016-2017 - 2

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.

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Become a Tutor for DC Reads

DC Reads kids

Love AU? Love Service? Have Federal Work Study? Apply to become a DC Reads Tutor! Click on the link below to learn more.

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Eagle Endowment

Eagle Endowment Advisory Council and Fall Service Grant Applications are now OPEN!!

Please click below for more information.

Eagle Endowment Homepage

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