Student Programs & Projects

CCE offers several types of community engagement opportunities to meet your needs.  


Cougs Vote

Make your voice heard and take an active role in the civic life of your community.

Youth Programs

Promote literacy by working with Palouse area young people.

Palouse Food Project

Connect with local resources that provide food and basic supplies to those who need it.

CCE-Led Service Projects

CCE-facilitated projects take 2-4 hours and are great for students with busy schedules, service requirements, and anyone who wants to try and several types of projects.  Project Leaders facilitate a reflection after the project to help frame your service experience.

Transportation is provided.

Find CCE-led service projects on GivePulse.
Login to GivePulse, click ‘Request to Join’, and sign up for service events!  

Have a group?  

Contact our team about group project opportunities.

Placements & Internships

Placements and internships are long-term opportunities that match students with a local community partner for the duration of the semester or year. Apply your coursework and skillsets while helping a community agency or school. Examples include a semester-long, in-class mentoring assignment at local schools, building a website for a nonprofit, or completing a historic assessment for the city.

Find opportunities that work for you on GivePulse!

Academic Course Projects

The CCE works with academic courses that incorporate service-learning into the curriculum; a CCE course project involves faculty, students, and community partners working to develop and implement a project that aligns the course learning objectives with a community-identified need. This is a great way for students to gain real-world work experience while helping make our community a better place. 

Community-Based Research

Community-based research (CBR) brings together university researchers and community partners to use their combined knowledge to find solutions to complex social justice issues. CBR projects are typically undertaken by university faculty or graduate students in partnership with the community.

Access Campus Compact's list of Articles outlining how to develop quality CBR Projects.