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2019 Center For Civic Engagement Senior Award Recipients
Pictured are the 2019 Center for Civic Engagement Senior Awards Recipients

Welcome to the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)

Affirming the central goals of the College, the CCE engages students, faculty, and community members in sustained partnerships that foster collaborative learning and civic participation in a diverse, democratic society. By forging a link between critical civic engagement and learning, the CCE works to strengthen the community, invigorate the educational experience, and promote a more just, equitable & sustainable world.


We thank our students, faculty, staff and Community Partners for their continued dedication to the CCE and its mission.


The CCE is thrilled to announce that El Concilio has honored us with their 2021 Guerreros Award in recognition of an organization that has continuously volunteered with El Concilio and has donated hundreds of hours to supporting the Kalamazoo Latinx community. Moises Hernandez, Assistant Director of the CCE, accepted the award from Adrian Vazquez and Emma Robbin at El Concilio’s 40th anniversary Nuestras Raices Gala on September 18, 2021, which all CCE staff attended. El Concilio envisions a thriving Latinx community, equipped to preserve distinct cultural identities within the broader community, and they enable and promote the prosperity of the Latinx community by providing a variety of services, programs, and cultural events. The CCE works with El Concilio in our Community Based Internship program.

Invitation to The Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement 20th Anniversary & Homecoming Celebration. Two decades of connecting campus and community. Please join the staff of the CCE (formerly Institute for Service-Learning), and community partners

Leading up to our 20th Anniversary Celebration, we will be sharing videos of K alumni reflecting on their experiences working with the community through CCE partnerships on our Facebook Page.



Get Involved

About two-thirds of Kalamazoo College students work in the community every year, through community-based courses and in 
Community-Based Student Led programs. Students who are Federal Work Study Eligible can be paid to work in selected programs!

Introduction to the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). Learn more about each opportunity in our “Opportunities” tab.


Have additional questions? Curious about something not covered on the webpage?
If so, feel free to contact Moises.Hernandez@kzoo.edu, Assistant Director at the CCE.