The Center for Civic Engagement works in partnership with community and nonprofit leaders to connect students, faculty and staff with opportunities to build community capacity and impact positive community-driven change.

Match Your Organization’s Need to Talent on Campus

If you have a project, ongoing internship or service opportunity, share it with us. The center publicizes opportunities ranging from introductory service experiences to immersive summer internship programs. We also partner with faculty who incorporate community-based projects into their courses or research. The center is your one stop shop to communicate opportunities at your organization. Post opportunities through WildcatSync.

Highlight Your Organization

During the Community Involvement Fair, students, faculty and community members explore ways to be engaged in the community by visiting tables hosted by nonprofit and community leaders.

Network, Develop Community Leadership Skills & Build Capacity

The center regularly hosts speakers and workshops intended to build the capacity of our community, provide networking opportunities and collaboratively engage in community change efforts. Event listings will be updated regularly.

Explore Information About Our Community

Our Community Research Library Guide2020 North Mecklenburg Needs Assessment Summary Report and Data About Our Community can help inform policies, programs and projects and support the efforts of community leaders and organizations.   

Building Skills for Social Change

A workshop series designed for nonprofit professionals and community leaders as well as students, faculty and staff at Davidson College. The workshop sessions are intended to build the capacities of our communities and provide networking opportunities. Previous workshops include:

  • Creating & Honing Your Organization’s Mission
  • Design Thinking
  • The Importance of Data Flow

Dates for the 2020-2021 academic year have not yet been determined.

The Community Innovation Institute

A daylong event with speakers and breakout sessions designed to advance community change work and promote collaboration. Workshops and discussions will focus on place-based community change, transformational partnership development and innovative change strategies. Made possible by Trane and Thermo King. Registration for the January 2021 Institute will open in November.