• Civic Engagement

    What is Civic Engagement?

    Any activity that encourages students to become active citizens involved on their campus, in their communities and in the wider world is considered civic engagement.

    Examples of civic engagement activities:

    • Serve as a poll worker
    • Write a letter to your local newspaper or public official concerning a community issue
    • Conduct an oral history of a veteran for the Library of Congress
    • Volunteer in your community
    • Become an active member of a college student life club or organization
    CCAC’s civic purpose is to cultivate a sense of community.
    • To promote intentional service activities for students, staff and community. 
    • To bring awareness of the issues associated with social justice and the impact on democracy. 
    • To help students develop civic literacy as well as self-awareness as global citizens.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Pittsburgh Cares
    Pittsburgh Cares, a nonprofit affiliate of the HandsOn Network and Points of Light Institute, offers a flexible approach to volunteering by partnering with nonprofit agencies and offering service opportunities to people of all ages.

    CCAC Clubs and Organizations

  • Resources

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    CCAC Democracy Board on Facebook

    Document your activities: Student Engagement Transcript

    Upcoming Events

    Halloween Event – Saturday 10/28
    Thanksgiving Cards for Seniors – Thursday 11/7-11/9
    Urban League, A Thanksgiving Distribution, Saturday 11/18

  • The Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service

    The region’s economic competitiveness in a global, knowledge-based economy depends on the education of all its citizens. The Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service will improve CCAC’s remedial educational programs, partner with P-12 schools to help assure that all students are prepared for the future, and develop programs and services that assist disenfranchised populations. In addition to serving the wider community, the Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service ensures that learning and growth take place within the college organization through rigorous and timely employee professional development programs.