Community-Based Learning Events

The Center for Community Engagement & Service offers a series of regular community-based learning events to foster the community of educators and learners here on campus and within the broader community.

Partnership Brunch

August 27th, 9:30-11am

This annual event brings together faculty and community partners to discuss potential areas for collaboration over a delicious brunch.

Interested in attending? 

Contact CCES Director, Marcy Fink Campos (

Register to attend

Fall Community Partner Fair

September 3rd, 11:30am-2:30pm, AU Quad

The Fall Community Partner Fair brings together over 20 community organizations to share information and recruit volunteers during AU's annual Engagement Fair. 

This event is attended by upwards of 1000 AU students. 

Register for a table by August 22nd through the link below.

Registion is Closed for Fall 2014

Community-Based Learning Symposium

CBL symposium 2013


(there will be no 2014 Symposium in honor of AU hosting the Maryland-DC Campus Compact Regional Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference in March)

The CBL Symposium draws together faculty, students, and community partners to share their experiences, highlight best practices and increase the conversation around community-based learning here at AU.

The Symposium

Spring Community Partner Fair

CDI - Fall Mixer 2011 Tabling


Each January, the Center for Community Engagement & Service offers an opportunity for faculty and students to connect directly with community partners for course-related projects. 

Check back in December for additional information.

January 2014 Participating Agencies

SLCE Conference


March 28th, 2015

This year American University is teaming up with the Maryland-DC Campus Compact to offer the regional Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) here on campus.

This is always a great event attended by 300 faculty, staff, students and community partners from the DC-Metro area. 

Mark your calendars for March 28th and be on the look out for the Call for Proposals, Award Nominations and registration form.

More on SLCE

CBL Faculty Fellows Institute



Each May the Center for Community Engagement & Service organizes a 2-day Faculty Fellows Institute. This is an opportunity for faculty to come together across disciplines around the common interest of community-based learning as a teaching pedagogy.

Check back in the Spring for additional information.

More on the CBL Faculty Fellows Institute

Teaching, Research, and Technology Workshops


CCES will be at the August Teaching, Research, and Technology Workshops presenting on the Community Service-Learning Program

This is a great opportunity for faculty to learn how to incorporate this practice into their teaching. 

Panel include: 

  • Amanda Choutka (College Writing Faculty)
  • Alex Hitch (Community Partner with the Latino Student Fund)
  • Meg Rego (Program Coordinator for Community-Based Learning)


Ann Ferren Teaching Conference



CCES always offers a session on Community-Based Learning for faculty at the Ann Ferren Teaching Conference in January. 

Check back for updates on the January 2015 session.

More on Ann Ferren