Center for Community Engagement


The mission of the Center for Community Engagement is to foster and facilitate the efforts of all Mount Saint Mary College constituencies to further progress and social justice in the surrounding community. In doing so, the Center embodies the college’s founding Dominican traditions and provides campus members with opportunities to develop the habits of leadership and service envisioned by the college mission. The Center collaborates with community partners to provide needed expertise, plan and implement new community-focused initiatives, and identify useful service learning opportunities for our students.

Consistent with the college mission’s focus on “lives of leadership and service,” the Center for Community Engagement will collaborate with community partners to promote social justice and equality among underserved populations in our area. The work will focus on the three key areas, which are the pillars of higher education:

Pedagogy: The CCE will enhance academic programs by connecting them more clearly to the larger community.

Service: The CCE will facilitate service opportunities for our students and other campus constituencies, and collaborate with community partners to identify needs, provide expertise where appropriate, and advocate for the community.

Research: The CCE will foster community-based faculty/student research.

Community Collaboration Courses

As it's first initiative, CCE aims to identify and support four to six courses offering a community collaboration component by the Spring 2019 semester.

Faculty: Learn how you can get involved or view the schedule for this project.


For more infomation, please contact:
Lynn Maelia,
Margaret Bussigel,