Community Service

Alternative Breaks

The Center for Civic Engagement & Learning hosts and supports community service trips that enable students to get involved in service beyond Cleveland. Rather than engage in typical break activities, students on Alternative Breaks engage in projects with non-profit organizations and community members in different cities and countries. It is a great way to make a difference, learn about a new place, and meet new people!

CCEL Serves

CCEL Serves student leaders lead volunteer groups each week to local nonprofit sites and provide transportation to all volunteers in the CCEL vans. CCEL Serves includes both sites with a flexible commitment as well as Semester Serves sites which require at least one semester of commitment.

Civic Engagement Scholars

Civic Engagement Scholars commit to completing at least 50 community service hours while also attending trainings and educational programs about community and social issues throughout the academic year. This initiative is designed to promote student involvement in the Cleveland community and beyond through significant and meaningful service.

Service Days

CCEL's Service Days give students the opportunity to contribute to the local community at least one day a semester. Service days include the Saturdays of Service, CCEL's New Student Service Day, the Graduate Community Service event, and other special events. 

Summer Opportunities

The summer is a wonderful time to be in Cleveland and many community organizations host a variety of internship programs that allow students to become civically engaged by living, learning and working in the city. In the past, the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning has also hosted summer service programs that enable Case Western Reserve University students to participate in summer job experiences that also make a difference in the community.

Serve at CWRU

Browse CWRU's actively-maintained list of service opportunities.