Funding Initiative: Community Engaged Learning

Students working in Ceiba, Puerto Rico with APRODEC, wearing hardhats

The Center for Community Engaged Learning brings students together with the University’s partner organizations, in New York and abroad, for learning experiences that transform their understanding of issues of justice and community development.

Courses that have a community engaged learning component increased more than sevenfold, to 52, in the five years ending in spring 2021. Our goal is to keep expanding these courses so that every student has a chance to take at least one. Your gift to the center can help meet this goal by supporting the following and more:

  • Stipends for co-educators who support our courses
  • Workshops, tutoring, and programming with community partners
  • Stipends for faculty members who develop courses
  • Professional development and events for faculty
  • Course materials and transportation
  • Research by faculty and students
  • Academic and preprofessional workshops and events for students

Give Now to Support Community Engaged Learning

Interested in endowing funds, naming opportunities, or have other questions? Please contact Michael Boyd, senior associate vice president of development and university relations, at 212-636-6525 or

Community Engaged Learning at Fordham