The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
What is Civic Engagement?
Any activity that encourages students to become active citizens
involved on their campus, in their communities and in the wider
world is considered civic engagement.
Examples of civic engagement activities:
Students who reflect on their learning become better
learners. Reflection may help students overcome deeply held
beliefs about learning, intelligence and prior knowledge.
Reflection also helps students identify the value of their work
which is linked to the motivation to learn.
Types of reflection activities:
Prompts for Self-Reflection - a list of
potential prompts for self-reflection activitiesInsights-Resources-Application for CivicEngagement - a simple active learning technique that requires
students to reflect upon what they have learnedWord Journal for Civic Engagement - a simple
writing technique that requires students to reflect and connect one
learning experience to another
Options for Assessing Student Reflection
Pittsburgh Cares - works to advance a culture
of volunteerism and widespread civic engagement in the Pittsburgh
region. The website provides opportunities for adults, youth,
businesses, and nonprofit organizations to connect and volunteer
together to address pressing social needs.
Northwest Service Academy Reflection
to Get Started with Service Learning and Civic Engagement
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Community College National Center for Community
A Crucible Moment: College Learning &
Civic Engagement at CCAC (Presented by Aaron
Hoffman) - January 7, 2013