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Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement


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.

Summer 2014 Community Building Internships: Apply Now!

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Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to apply for Community Building Internships (CBIs) for Summer 2014. CBIs are paid summer internships, where students have an opportunity to work with Kalamazoo-based nonprofit organizations that have been long-term partners of the CCE. 


A complete listing of the opportunities available, with details on how to apply, can be found here.  Apply soon, as the deadline is Friday, April 18th at 2pm!

CESs 2014-2015: Recruiting Now!

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Why Should I Apply?

As a Civic Engagement Scholar (CES) you will have an opportunity to engage with issues you are passionate about, while continually expanding your analytical, organizational, and leadership capacities.

As a CES, you will also join an intentional community of your peers, where imagination, advocacy, meaningful dialogue, and commitment to social transformation is the norm.

I'm Intrigued...Say More

The CCE offers an array of local partnerships situated within the greater Kalamazoo community. As a CES you will have opportunities to work alongside amazing community partners, while deepening ties to your community (beyond Academy Street)!

You can learn more about our 2014-2015 partnerships here. For more details on the CES positions offered, you may check here

Okay, I'm Sold! How do I Apply?!

You may access the online application by clicking on the image above! 

If you have any unanswered questions, feel free to contact either the CCE staff and/or the current CESs---we are more than happy to speak with you!

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.