In Partnership

Almost four years ago the College of Charleston Center for Civic Engagement partnered with Earth, Sea, & Sky (ESS) located in Zakynthos, Greece through our Alternative Break Program. (Find out more about that here) In the past four years I have seen students so impacted by the experience that they return to Charleston and change […]

Incarceration of American Youth – Natalie Martin

The school to prison pipeline refers to the national trend of criminalizing misbehaviors that happen in schools across the nation. There are enormous implications for students, in particular male students of color, given the changes in how school culture and discipline is handled across the nation. School to Prison Pipeline African American students are 3.5 […]

The Experiences of Madeline Ryan – Nashville Tennessee

Every spring break students find new and exciting ways to spend their week sabbatical from academic studies. The students that participated in the Center for Civic Engagement’s Alternative Break program are no exception. Alternative Break is a program that hosts student-led trips during academic breaks. It provides participants with hands-on experience in social justice issues […]

Charleston, SC- A glimpse of poverty in our community

At first glance of the Charleston community, most see rich history, elegant architecture, a booming restaurant industry and stunning coastlines. What many fail to see is poverty. When asked to consider poverty, many North Americans call to mind images of developing countries without recognizing the poverty in their own backyard. Poverty is generally defined as the state of lacking the […]

February 2015 Newsletter

Cougars Taking Action Cougars Taking Action is the service initiative component of the Homecoming Spirit Cup Challenge. Each year teams of students compete to show the most cougar pride. Cougars Taking Action provides students with the opportunity to gain points and give back to the Charleston community. While teams are encouraged to participate as part […]

A Salute to Veterans

Join the Center for Civic Engagement for service to veterans on Veterans Day: When: Tuesday, November 11th   (volunteer shifts available 11am-2pm; 4pm-6pm; or 6pm-8pm) Where: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Volunteers will meet at the Center for Civic Engagement (203 Lightsey Center) at the beginning of their shift. Groups will have the opportunity […]

Alternative Spring Break Applications Due October 24th

Visit our website for more information Step 1: Attend an information session or stop by an information table to learn more: Information Session Wednesday, Oct. 8th  at 7:00pm in Maybank 115 Tuesday, October 14th at 5:00pm in Maybank 115 Tuesday, Oct 21st at 11:00am in Lightsey 203 Wednesday, Oct. 22nd at 1:30pm in Lightsey […]

Alternative Fall Break Applications LIVE

Apply online for one of our three Alternative Fall Break experiences by 3pm on Friday, September 26th. Want more information? Swing by our table on Cougar Mall Tuesday, September 16th between 9am and 1pm Attend our information session on Wednesday, September 17th at 5pm in Lightsey B09 Send us an email Stop by our […]