Welcome to the Center for Community Engagement & Service!
“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” - Mahatma Gandhi
In the midst of a public health crisis, we are called to protect and serve one another. The Center for Community Engagement & Service is committed to continue its service to the American University community. Stay connected to each of our programs via email and visit each program page for updates. CCES staff is working remotely but we are available, so feel free to contact us (emails are on the Staff Page) with any questions or suggestions. Additionally we have compiled virtual, in person, and no contact service opportunities that are available both locally and nationally.
As an institution, AU is committed to advancing social justice and civic responsibility, and we’re at the front lines of that effort. At the Center for Community Engagement & Service – or CCES – we lead the AU community into the world to serve. From projects around DC to trips abroad, we stand with a university dedicated to improving lives in our global community.
Martin Luther King, Jr. 2020 Visionary Award
At our January 23, 2020 event to honor Dr Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “An Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere", we awarded the 2020 MLK Visionary Award to Donald Curtis. Donald is an AU alum who has displayed outstanding civic engagement and service. Congratulations!!!