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Community Engagement Center

Engage the issues that matter the most to you during your time at Mac
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Welcome Class of 2027!

We look forward to meeting you this fall, including during Mac’s new student orientation, This Matters at Mac! Are you passionate about a particular area of social justice work, such as environmental justice, human rights, or youth and tutoring? Do you know you want to be involved in the larger Twin Cities community, but aren’t sure where to start? We’re here to help! Our student Community Engagement Organizers facilitate opportunities to engage for all students around various themes. Stop by the third floor of Markim Hall to learn more, and be sure to follow us on social media for updates and to learn more!

From the Frontlines to the Fencelines

This pilot series was designed by Vivian Tran, ‘24, American Studies major as part of her Summer 2023 research assistantship with the Mississippi River Open School for Kinship and Social Exchange. Along with many others, this program was designed with the advising and mentorship of Sedric McClure, Co-Director of the Community Engagement Center and supported by the CEC, Program Board and the Mississippi River Open School for Kinship and Social Exchange.

2023 award winners

Congratulations 2023 Award Winners

Each Spring, the Community Engagement Center recognizes students, faculty/staff, and community members who go above and beyond. Learn more about the winners of the CEC’s endowed awards, as well as those recognized via Minnesota & Iowa Campus Compact.

CEC Hours

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

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