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Center for Community Engagement

Bringing together York College and the surrounding community

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) promotes the College's positive relationship with the local community and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in York County.

The CCE strives to make York College an active community stakeholder.

We offer College intellectual and human resources toward shared benefit. We participate in efforts to make the York region a vibrant place to live, work, play, and learn — check out our Community Education offerings and our lectures. And we develop and administer programming that helps York College students to be good citizens and servant leaders, in keeping with our college motto: To serve is to live.

The CCE is the primary liaison among York College faculty, students and community leaders. It collaborates with government agencies, non-governmental and non-profit organizations to promote research, service, and economic development initiatives.

Explore downtown York and get involved. There are great restaurants, shops, and countless opportunities to become engaged. Download a transcript of this video.
York College joins a college invasion at a York Revolution game.
York College is active in the downtown York scene, such as college night at the York Revolution game.

What we do and what we offer Innovative academic programs. Goals driven by improving the community.

Beyond creating and fostering relationships in the community, we also have several unique educational opportunities for students. Graham Innovation Scholars helps students drive their own education as they design a major or enhance their chosen major; Appell Arts Fellows rewards our best and brightest artists; and Eisenhart Community Scholars give back to the community and want to become leaders of change. Our goals and initiatives:
  • Establishing, developing, and managing community partnerships by engaging faculty and students in the shared work of creating a more vibrant York;
  • Educating York College students in leadership, service, and socially responsible entrepreneurship and preparing them to engage in community-based learning;
  • Coordinating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in experiential learning through community engagement activities; Enhance educational attainment of citizens with workshops/continuing ed
  • Supporting efforts that provide equitable access to high-quality education to all York families; Participating in and supporting community programming and events in York;
  • Engaging students in undergraduate research opportunities at the College and in the Community; Fostering economic development efforts that will benefit both our students and the broader community

Innovative Academic Programs

Graham Scholars visit downtown York City
Graham Innovation Scholars
Imagine a program that lets YOU help plan the curriculum, classes, study abroad trips and summer work experiences right alongside your faculty. Our Graham Innovation Scholars does just that while allowing students to build an extraordinary life.
Art CSeries 2015-16 Felch Appell Fellowship
Appell Art Fellows
The Appell Arts Fellowship awards our best and brightest artists.
Inspirational quotes that support the message of Eisenhart Scholars at York College
Eisenhart Community Scholars
The Eisenhart Community Engagement Scholars Program educates, prepares, and inspires you to become agents of change in your communities and society.
York College's Center for Community Engagement brings together the college and downtown York.
Community-Based Learning
Taking students and faculty out of the confines of classrooms and into surrounding communities, community-based learning offers the chance to connect students to real life issues.
York Community Arts Scholars Exhibition
The Center for Community Engagement partnered with the Fine Art and Graphic Design programs to highlight student work from nine local high schools via the York Community Art Scholars Exhibition at Marketview Arts.
York College's new public policy institute to debut in 2017
Beginning Summer 2017, the Center for Community Engagement welcomes the Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy, and opportunity for York College students to collaborate with policymakers to educate and contribute to the York community.
Entrepreneurial Thinking Seminar
Graham and Eisenhart Scholars present their solutions for ways to improve a program at the York County Food Bank as part of their Entrepreneurial Thinking First Year Seminar.
Contact Us
Center for Community Engagement
Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., Dean
Humanities Center, Room 29
Phone: 717.815.1213
Contact for appt.

Nick McConnell, Director of Operations
Humanities Center, Room 25
Phone: 717.815.2249

Jo-Ann Orcutt, Director of Programming
Humanities Center, Room 200 
Phone: 717.815.1545 

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