Welcome to the Center for Community Engagement
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, there will be no non-credit classes for Fall 2020. Please continue to check our website for updates, or contact us by phone or email with any questions. Our office is open by appointment only.
ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi.
One learns from many sources.
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) serves as the hub for creating and sustaining community-university partnerships. At UH Hilo we believe that students learn not only from faculty, but also from their peers, community members, hands-on experiences, and the very unique ʻāina where we live. At the Center for Community Engagement we work to support all of those learning opportunities.
E lawe i ke aʻo a mālama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao.
Those who take their learnings and apply them increase their knowledge.
Twice a year the university accepts proposals from the community that seek to partner with university faculty and students to solve authentic community issues. Our philosophy is that these proposals should be community-driven, meaningful, and multidisciplinary to encourage students to approach problem-solving from multiple perspectives.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
— Albert Einstein
For faculty, the reasons to incorporate community-engaged learning into your courses are significant. In this area, we provide resources for faculty doing or interested in doing community-engaged teaching:
- Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
- Literature in the Field
- Sample syllabi, projects & Assessments
- How the CCE can help
The Center for Community Engagement promotes lifelong learning that is increasingly necessary in today's rapidly changing workplace and that promotes the physical, mental, and emotional health of our community members, from keiki to kupuna.
Technology is used today in powerful ways to connect people across generations and locations. We seek to support our kupuna to stay connected to their loved ones and able to use technology for their needs by offering low-cost technology courses taught by kupuna, for kupuna.