The Center for Civic & Community Engagement (CCE) expands classroom learning, empowering students to think in a community-minded way, lead and activate local efforts for good, and promote a life-long love for service. By bridging the resources of the university into the community, students begin to make connections between their work in the classroom and their service efforts, utilizing critical listening, empathy, collaboration, and innovation to solve real-world problems.

Our student volunteers learn, serve, and grow as advocates in education, social justice, community development and a variety of diverse programming so they each feel impassioned about their work. We teach students how to fully engage with the community in purposeful, inclusive, and respectful ways so they can make the most impact according to their interests. They then serve via a range of opportunities from single day volunteering, to semester-long experiences, to immersive fellowships. Through service, students grow to become catalysts for change as they develop the skills to advocate for a more socially just world post-graduation.


Inspiring student recognition

Fulbright Winner
McMullen Award Winner
Bobby Jones Scholar Recipient
Numerous 100 Senior Honorary Winners (approx. 25% of the total pool)
Countless student leaders

Inspiring impact

83 Over 83% of Emory students volunteer in Atlanta and beyond.
80 Over 80 weekly service trips across metro-Atlanta
150 CCE serves with over 150 community partners locally and beyond
50,000+ Over 50,000+ hours of civic and community engagement occur each year


James Roland

Senior Director, Civic and Community Engagement

Adrienne Little-Dunson

Administrative Assistant

Christy Bradley

Director, Atlanta Urban Debate League

Candice Williams

Assistant Director, Atlanta Urban Debate League

Katherine Dougherty Grace

Director, Community Building and Social Change

Barbara Coble, PhD

Sr. Partnerships Manager, Graduation Generation

Johannes Kleiner

Associate Director, Civic and Community Engagement

Hallie Dowling-Huppert

Coordinator, Civic and Community Engagement

Mission and Vision

Learn to lead

Our programs and partnerships help students and members of the Emory community extend their classroom knowledge, lived experiences, skills, and interests so they can engage fully with the community in a socially responsible way.

Serve with passion

Members of the Emory community use their gifts, talents, and backgrounds to support different causes in our community--easily matching their passion with purpose.

Grow deeper connections

We strive to create a deeper understanding of community with the capacity to cross-pollinate diverse ideas and bring forth innovative solutions in a collaborative, mutually beneficial way.

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