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Center for Community Engagement

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The Center for Community Engagement provides resources to build a culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning at Eastern. The Center creates sustainable and effective relationships with community partners that benefit the local community, provide students with valuable life and employability skills, and support faculty in developing high-impact curricular practices. Opportunities are available in tutoring and mentoring in area schools, juvenile and adult rehabilitation, programs focused on cultural awareness, hunger and homelessness, animal rehabilitation, and health and wellness.

The Center:

  • Assists Eastern students in volunteer placements based on their schedules and interests
  • Provides Eastern students with training, orientation and reflection activities to improve their skills and make them effective volunteers
  • Empowers students to be proactive and develop their personal volunteer interests
  • Works with faculty to incorporate service-learning into their courses
  • Engages with community partners to ensure that programs meet their needs and provide students with a meaningful experience 

Visit us at our Victorian house at 333 Prospect Street!

Associate Director
Lana O'Connor
(860) 465-4426
Community Engagement Coordinator
Lexie Mastroianni
(860) 465-5158
Center for Community Engagement
333 Prospect Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 465-0090
Mailing: 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
group of students posing for photo
students at table with science project
students and senior citizen posing for photo
students posing for photo while tie dying
group of students posing for photo outdoors
students sitting on bleachers holding cards
students posing for phot
volunteers out in front of the Windham No Freeze shelter
students posing for photo holding artwork
students holding bags of plastic Easter eggs

Community Beyond the Classroom

Students posing for photo outdoors
student and child holding small food creations
Students playing a game with cups
Students sitting around a table painting
student volunteers posing with various outdoor tools
Students posing for photo in front of Windham recovery center
Students posing in Halloween costumes
children holding origami projects
students posing with decorative lollipops