Civic Engagement Center

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Forms and Applications Student Statistics Form Request Info

Macalester students, faculty and staff are actively involved in public scholarship and civic learning locally, nationally and internationally.

The "esprit de corps" of the campus is engagement -- of ideas and action towards a more just and responsible world. More than 90 percent of our students participate in some form of community-based work before they graduate. We work in reciprocal partnership with community organizations in the Twin Cities to provide learning experiences that will also enrich the community.

Students – looking to take your civic engagement to the next level? Apply for an Action Fund grant and receive up to $1,000 for your local community project. Deadline February 16, 2015. Application information here

CEC is hiring for the 2015-16 Off Campus Student Employment program. Gain valuable experience and develop important professional skills while making a difference in our community.  Apply now.

CEC is accepting applications for 2015-16 Issue Based Organizers. Duties include planning events, recruiting volunteers, building partnerships, and MORE. Multiple positions available. Apply online here

International Kidsfest will be held on Saturday February 28. This is a free event where children ages 4-10 spend the afternoon playing, learning and participating in cultural activities from countries around the world. Online registration is REQUIRED HERE.


Macalester is one of only 361 institutions that has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in civic engagement.