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Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement

Lingnan University

Delegates from Lingan University's service-learning department visit K!


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 students’ informed and ethical engagement to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Our Programs

About two thirds of Kalamazoo College students work in the community every year, most through service-learning courses.

Through our co-curricular programs, students can earn minimum wage through federal work-study, or work as “volunteers” committing at least two hours per week throughout the term.  These co-curricular programs are coordinated (and frequently designed) by Civic Engagement Scholars (CESs), “K” student leaders,  who hold Underwood Stryker CCE Civic Engagement Scholarships.

Get Involved

Interested students may contact the CESs leading the program of their interest for more details on program specifics, available positions, and how to get involved.

First-year students

First-year students interested in working with the CCE, can start here to find out more information on getting started. Your CESs are also great resources, so feel free to shoot them an email as well.

Have (Even More) Questions?

Have additional questions? Curious about something not covered on the webpage? If so, feel free to contact Mo Lotif, Assistant Director of the CCE.