Community Partners

The Center for Community Engagement and Social Research (CCESR) at CCSU works to build mutually beneficial relationships with various community partners across the City of New Britain and surrounding towns. By collaborating, we are able to gain valuable insight and knowledge, recognize community identified needs, provide resources, and work towards collective goals and initiatives.

  • Looking to assess community and/or organizational needs? → CCSU can provide access to expert research faculty and resources!
  • Recruiting interns or volunteers? → We can connect you with students!
  • Want to spread the word about an event/program? → We can promote it through our networks!


Collaboratory allows us to document and systematically track our involvement in the community, faculty engaged research, and service. We log all our work in Collaboratory which makes it easier to work together in the future! Search by organization, event, faculty member, and internship opportunities.

Looking to Create a Partnership?

If you are a community organization that is looking to get involved with the Center, please do not hesitate to reach out to Beth Merenstein, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Experiential Learning, at 860.832.3174 or