What is CCC?
What We Do
Youth empowerment. Environmental protection. Community development. Disaster relief.
This is just a glimpse of what civic engagement looks like in action. At Colorado Campus Compact, programming and support for colleges and universities helps inspire the spark of involvement and service in students. We connect student needs to community needs by empowering students to get involved in social issues where they can make a difference—not only in the lives of others, but in their own growth as students and citizens of the world. We believe that service learning and civic engagment extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom and engages students in meaningful service to their communities. These learning opportunities nourish communities and enrich students’ academic and social experiences.
“Colorado Campus Compact promotes community involvement that develops students' citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research. As students return to their campuses after these experiences they have additional tools to find success in moving forward as advocates for their own education and community engagement experiences."
- Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. Retired President, Regis University
Who We Are
Colorado Campus Compact is a membership organization of college and university presidents devoted to promoting civic learning. CCC is part of a national coalition of more than 1100 colleges and universities who are passionately committed to the value service learning and civic engagement brings to higher education and the community. We believe it is one of the most powerful tools to prepare students to be active, committed, and informed leaders and citizens.
Who We Serve
Our role is to serve our membership by coordinating partnerships between campuses and communities, and serving as a resource to help our members, faculty, staff, and students incorporate service learning into their academic pursuits and extend civic engagement across the institution.
CCC serves three distinct groups:
- College and university presidents committed to the civic role of higher education
- Faculty and staff interested in integrating service-learning into their students’ experience via research and curriculum development
- Students seeking to get involved with and become part of their community
At CCC, we know that when students get involved in community-based projects, they’re not just building houses, or tutoring kids, or cleaning trails, or registering voters. They’re feeling what it means to be an active member of their community. And in the process, they see there is as much to learn as there is to give.