Who is CACE?

You are! The Center for Academic Community Engagement (CACE) is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community organizations.  It is a collaborative effort working together to create partnerships for enhancing student learning & experiences, while filling community needs.

CACE supports faculty and staff who involve their students and community partners in collaborative, impactful work. Service learning, community engagement and community-based research contribute to community well-being and simultaneously enrich students’ course learning. Since its founding in 2010, the Center has facilitated over 40 academically-grounded university-community partnerships.  Service Learning, community engagement and community-based research extend beyond conventional concepts of student community service and volunteerism, instead emphasizing sharing and reciprocity, partnerships, and shared knowledge-making defined by mutual respect among the partners.

Start today and become an active participant in CACE by contacting Donna Chambers, Coordinator of CACE, at 610-396-6332 or [email protected].


Mission

CACE connects academics with relevant community service opportunities to engage students in building meaningful relationships with our local, nonprofit community partners to effectuate social change.

Vision

Prepare students to become open-minded, global citizens according to the Penn State values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence and Community, making the community more equal, fair, and sustainable for everyone.