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Center for Community Engaged Learning

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The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) is a new initiative that builds on Fordham’s tradition for engagement by coalescing the work of the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice and Global Outreach, while building a system for integrating faculty teaching and research. The center provides Fordham students with opportunities to learn with and from our local and global community partners and to incorporate scholarly research into community-based collaborations.

Through communal engagement at the local, national, and international levels, CCEL facilitates Fordham’s mission as a Jesuit, Catholic, and New York City entity of higher learning. In providing opportunities such as Urban Plunge, Service Learning, and Global Outreach, and by developing students’ capacity as scholars and civic leaders, the Center for Community Engaged Learning cultivates relationships of mutual and perpetual benefit in New York City, throughout the United States, and around the world.

Upcoming Events

Inaugural Symposium, Friday, March 6, 2020

Please join us at Fordham’s Center for Community Engaged Learning’s Inaugural Symposium on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Held in the Lincoln Center campus 12th-floor lounge, the Symposium will highlight Fordham’s commitment to engaged scholarship and asset-based approach to community-centered course creation, programming, and partnership. We will host a discussion about community engaged learning in the context of Fordham University and engaged scholarship in its various forms at Fordham and in the community. We will highlight the best practices, practitioners in the field and discuss how faculty, students and community members can work together to build a culture of engagement in the Bronx and in Manhattan. Fordham’s longtime partner, the Romero Center of Camden, NJ, will host a lunchtime keynote speaker.

Admission is free and open to the public. Please register for the Inaugural Symposium to reserve your seat! For questions, or to learn more, please contact the Center for Community Engaged Learning.

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