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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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Apply for the Bonner Scholars Program!

Being a Bonner Scholar involves a commitment not only to service, but also to learning how to be an effective change agent for one’s campus, community, and beyond. Ideal Bonner candidates are passionate about community engagement and eliminating systematic inequalities, demonstrate community involvement, embrace working in a team setting, have leadership potential, and a commitment to the Bonner mission of “Access to Education & Opportunity to Serve.” If you are a member of the Class of 2028 and the program is of interest, we encourage you to apply!

Join us This Summer as an Office Assistant

There are two Summer Office Assistant positions, both of which assist with the planning, organization, and implementation of the CEC’s Twin Cities engagement portions of New Student Orientation while also providing general support for the office and its programs over the summer.

Apply to be a Community Engagement Organizer

The Community Engagement Organizers (CEOs) are key connectors of our department to the campus as a whole. Positions for 2024-25 school year are: College Access Dialogue Cohorts Health Housing, Work, and Food Justice Immigrants & Refugees Language Opportunities Youth

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 was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in community engagement in 2010.

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