The Office of Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement seeks to connect faculty, staff, students and alumni with the surrounding New Britain community. To this end, our office seeks to promote higher level learning and understanding for CCSU students and faculty. Service Learning is a teaching pedagogy which combines course content with solving real world problems. We encourage all CCSU campus community members to find out how they can get involved today!

CCSU is intentionally engaged with the city of New Britain and the wider region. Community engagement is both a method to shape students within a civic-minded campus culture and a means to contribute the intellectual capital and skills of faculty, staff, students, and alumni to the identified needs of the larger community. CCSU is currently working towards increasing service learning opportunities for faculty members.


Here's a chance to be part of something really special.

Love Wins: Finish the Race! 

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On April 17, 2017, students from Northend Elementary School, Chamberlain Elementary School, Smith Elementary School, and DiLoreto Magnet School will come to the CCSU campus to be inspired to "Finish the Race" and pursue a college education.

Formed by the partnership of CCSU and the Ana Grace Project, the event is based on the idea that love, community, and connection can change lives and lead to a brighter future.

These young students will learn about college from CCSU students, have fun, discover their own passion for learning and doing, and begin to dream about "finishing the race."

You can be a part of this wonderful experience for these young students. Your donation of $100 will allow one child to have this memorable college experience and will contribute to reaching our $40,000 goal. Ready, set, click here.



Call for Speaker Submissions for the 2017 Stand Against Racism! 

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Sponsored by the YWCA New Britain and CCSU
April 26, 2017

Torp Theatre

Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT. 06050

Accepting submissions until Friday, March 24, 2017

The Stand Against Racism is a signature event sponsored by The YWCA of the USA and carried out through its local affiliates across the country. The campaign is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism; with a particular emphasis on the impact of racism on women and girls of color. Nearly 750 sites in 44 states, and the District of Columbia, took a Stand Against Racism in 2016. 

For more information on Stand Against Racism, details on how to submit a presentation proposal in print or online, and the print proposal application, please see this link.

Questions related to this event may be submitted in writing to