The UNL Center for Civic Engagement encourages students to connect curricular and co-curricular learning with opportunities to address critical human need through service, civic-related research and social change leadership.
Through programs and services offered by the Center, students acquire the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to advance community priorities and inspire a lifelong commitment to personal and social responsibility. The Certificate in Civic Engagement is designed to help students connect what they learn in their ACE general education courses with experiences outside the classroom.
Center-sponsored professional development activities expose faculty, staff and community partners to state-of-the-art practice that advances the scholarship of engagement. It provides a forum for communicating ideas and activities related to civic work.
The Center for Civic Engagement serves as a clearinghouse, facilitating communication between students, teaching and research faculty, and staff with identified community need, both local and global.