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Center for Community Engagement

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Christy Kayser, Director, Center for Community Engagement

About CCE 
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) coordinates meaningful and mutually beneficially community engagement experiences to address university and community needs, effect positive social change, and cultivate active citizen leaders.

In March 2021, CCE moved under Academic Affairs with renewed focus on service-learning, community-engaged research, and academic community engagement. At this time, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement in Student Affairs took on the role of planning volunteer events for students, Alternative Break Trips, and administration of the IMPACT program.   

CCE Priorities 

  1. CCE, in collaboration with community partners, will support and implement high quality initiatives that benefit the public good.
  2. CCE will promote a university culture of service through interdisciplinary service-learning, collaborative programming, and direct work with students.
  3. Participants in CCE’s programs will
    • discover and develop competencies that will benefit them now and in the future.
    • demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives and cultures.
    • develop a sense of civic identity and continued commitment to public action.
    • learn to maximize their roles in leadership and involvement to contribute to meaningful action.

Other Service Contacts at USM:

Jason Quigley, Coordinator, Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program

Scott N. Mullins, TRIAD AmeriCorps

Contact Us

Center for Community Engagement
116 Harkins Hall
118 College Dr. #5211

Hattiesburg Campus

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