The Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) serves all students, faculty, staff, and community members at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Through partnerships with local non profit organizations, we focus on immersing students in the community through volunteering, community-engaged classes, and other unique experiential opportunities. Whether academically-based or co-curricular, these experiences complement classroom learning, foster personal, professional and civic development, and allow students to work with others to enhance the well-being of our communities.

Student Spotlight

Breanne Retherford

Biomedical Engineering

“I began my CESP journey junior year because I wanted to learn about more opportunities to get involved in my community and how to perform meaningful service that can create a lasting impact.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Sarah Holtman

Professor in the Philosophy Department

"If I could find a way to create this kind of experience for all of my students, I would, because it is the space where I see philosophy come alive."

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