The Office of Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement seeks to connect faculty, staff, students and alumni with the surrounding New Britain community. To this end, our office seeks to promote higher level learning and understanding for CCSU students and faculty. Service Learning is a teaching pedagogy which combines course content with solving real world problems. We encourage all CCSU campus community members to find out how they can get involved today!
CCSU is intentionally engaged with the city of New Britain and the wider region. Community engagement is both a method to shape students within a civic-minded campus culture and a means to contribute the intellectual capital and skills of faculty, staff, students, and alumni to the identified needs of the larger community. CCSU is currently working towards increasing service learning opportunities for faculty members.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Jumpstart Corps members serve 12 hours a week in local early childhood centers, partnered with a small group of children. You can earn your Federal Work-Study and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the process, although Work-Study is not required! Those looking to volunteer with young children are encouraged to apply. Gain valuable skills and experience, earn a scholarship, and make a difference in the life of a child!
For more information and to apply, visit www.jstart.org or contact Kyle Pilon at (860) 832-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in the Downtown ITBD Building Room 315, 185 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051.
"Children who aren’t reading well by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, according to a major new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Most people don’t realize that elementary school reading is a critical predictor for high school success. Kids are learning to read until 4th grade; after that, they’re reading to learn. Students who don’t read on grade level by then typically don’t catch up." (United Way)
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CCSU Teacher Ed students help ELL school children find their voice. Herald, Dec. 12