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Center for Civic Engagement

Eat. Sleep. Volunteer.

Whether you’re a College of Charleston student or member of our faculty and staff, the Center for Civic Engagement can work with you to serve the community! 

The Center for Civic Engagement refers students to local nonprofit service opportunities that range from one-day events to ongoing opportunities to long-term programs. Our office also organizes the Alternative Break, service immersion experiences, and the Bonner Leader program. In addition to the variety of projects initiated each year based on current events, there are several annual events hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement.

Want to learn more about the CCE?

If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please stop by or contact our staff by calling 843.953.5838 or emailing us at or visit our blog for upcoming events at

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An Alternative Call to Action| By Lacey Key
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 4:40 pm
At first this looks like a pensive photo of me planting blackberries with my eyebrow MIA (which in fact it is), but it is also a call to action.  Alternative Break has been the most life changing and growth inspiring opportunity I have had while in college. I’ve learned more than I have in my toughest and […]
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MLK Alternative Break Reflection By: Michaela Herrmann
Posted on 3 February 2016 | 2:08 pm
  I’m not proud to say that for most of my four years at CofC, I was accustomed to think of Martin Luther King Day as a day free from classes (and only every other year, at that). I was virtually oblivious to the true virtue of this day as a national call to action […]
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