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Community Engagement

Community Engagement and Volunteerism

At CCAC, it is important for students to engage in activities to become active citizens involved on their campus and in their communities. Through this, you will gain leadership skills, become a global citizen, develop civic literacy, and bring awareness to issues that impact our communities.

  • Members of the Allegheny Campus Culinary Arts Club bake for charity.
  • Allegheny Campus students standing around wrapped holiday presents which were donated to the Toys for Tots 2019 holiday season.
  • Members from two of CCAC’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapters, Alpha Mu Theta and Alpha Lambda Nu, came together for PTK Serve Day in downtown Pittsburgh to picked up trash along Liberty Ave.
  • Boyce Campus Ambassadors delivering presents while Caroling at Beatty Pointe.
  • Members of Alpha Lambda Nu partake in the annual Roadside Cleanup event to keep Perry Highway clean!
  • Members of the North Campus Nursing Club volunteer with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank to help distribute food.
  • Each semester North Campus hosts a Pop-Up Produce event in conjunction with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Members of Alpha Lambda Nu assisted in organizing and handing out food to CCAC students.
  • South Campus Student Government Association officers, and members from partnering clubs, warming up after a cold morning assisting the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank with distribution.

Opportunities

The best way to get involved in the community is to join a club or organization! There are also other ways to connect and volunteer:

Pittsburgh Cares is a nonprofit affiliate of the HandsOn Network and Points of Light Institute that offers a flexible approach to volunteering by partnering with nonprofit agencies and offering service opportunities to people of all ages.

Draw the Lines PA is a statewide civic education and engagement initiative for Pennsylvanians to draw election maps.  It is led by three regional steering committees, which work with DTL‘s parent organization, the Committee of Seventy, a group based in Philadelphia.

Turbo Vote is a nonprofit, nonpartisan voter registration service that encourages students to become involved in political action by helping them and others register. This makes voting easy, supports community action, and fosters digital citizenship.

Voting in Pennsylvania is easy - check out the PA state voter website to learn more about your options, register to vote, check your registration status, and learn what to expect at the polls.