The University of Minnesota’s Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) is an essential academic resource for students, faculty, and staff seeking high-quality and meaningful opportunities to engage with communities in their learning, teaching, and research, and for community partners seeking reciprocal relationships with the University.

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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