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ExploreDC participants 2019

Welcome to CCES

The Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES) is AU’s hub for community outreach, volunteering and service-learning opportunities in Washington, DC and beyond. Being part of the DC community is an important part of the student experience at AU, and CCES is where students come to connect.

You can tutor DC students with DC Reads. Earn class credit with volunteer work through the Community Service-Learning Program (CSLP). Participate in or lead a domestic or global service experience through the Alternative Breaks Program. You can even turn your passion into a project with an Eagle Endowment. 

Not sure where to start? Explore our list of service opportunities in the DC area. 

What's Coming Up

Alternative Breaks: Want to lead a program? Apply by May 10, 2021 to become a program leader.  Click this link to view/register for upcoming info sessions and to begin your application today!

Explore Nonprofits, Discover DC: Join us on the Quad on Friday, April 16th at 1:30-3:00PM or 3:00-4:00PM for an opportunity to network with AU alum and other local nonprofit staff, learn about the nonprofits they work with and the critical issues they are addressing, and how you can get involved. Spots are limited - sign up today!! (Meal provided. Note: This is an in-person event and attendees must follow AU COVID protocol, including: daily self-screening, weekly on-site testing, mask wearing, and physical distancing.

DC Reads tutor with student from DC Public Schools

DC Reads

Love AU? Love Service? Have Federal Work Study? Apply to become a DC Reads Tutor! Click on the link below to learn more.

Apply to DC Reads

Students working on community-based learning project

Community-Based Learning and Research

Are you interested in connecting your classroom experience to work within the community? Learn more.

Apply for CSLP

Alternative Breaks. Learn. Engage. Reflect.

Alternative Breaks

This year we are pleased to offer a dozen programs focused on a variety of social justice issues.

About Alt Breaks

Eagle Endowment for Public and Community Service. Student at service project site.

Eagle Endowment

Propose a service project for an Eagle Endowment Grant today! Please click below for more information.

Propose a Project

Read Your World Day

One Day Service Events

ODSE provides members of the AU community with opportunities to connect with the diverse communities of Washington, DC.

About One Day Service Events

Student volunteers building a bench during Explore DC

Explore DC

EDC is a two-day program for incoming first-year and transfer students to explore their new home through social justice issues.

About Explore DC