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.
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.
Have additional questions? Curious about something not covered on the webpage? If so, feel free to contact Kacey Cook, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the CCE.