Civic Engagement Program (CEP)
The Civic Engagement Program (CEP), started in the fall 2008, provides Northeastern student scholars with the necessary tools and resources to achieve success as leaders in our community. Through a year-long comprehensive program that integrates orientation, training, direct service, and reflection, CEP contributes to the University mission to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment... and to meet global and societal needs.
CEP focuses primarily in the neighborhoods of Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, and the South End. Student Scholars have the opportunity to serve with many of Northeastern's premier community partner organizations.
Sample service activities include: after-school tutoring and enrichment, mentoring, youth outreach and education, college access, and youth leadership development.
CEP encompasses students who are recipients of the following scholarships:
- Balfour Scholars
- Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Scholars
- Boston Public High School (BPHS) Scholars
- Bunche Scholars (Fall 08 only)
- Ell Scholars (Fall 08 only)
- Lewis Scholars (Fall 08 only)
- National Achievement Scholars
- National Hispanic Scholars
- National Merit Scholars
- Torch Scholars
- Trustee Scholars
- University Scholars
Student Scholar CEP Expectations
All student scholars must:
- Complete a minimum of 100 hours of civic engagement activities with approved community partner organization(s) annually.
- Participate in all orientation, training, and recognition events.
- Attend reflection sessions and journal assignments (monthly during the first-year of the program).
- Submit weekly time logs of service hours.
- Complete evaluations at the end of each semester.
- Communicate regularly with the CEP staff advisor.
2012-2013 CEP Community Partners
The Center of Community Service is proud to partner with the following organizations for the 12-13 academic year!
- 826 Boston
- America SCORES New England
- Boys & Girls Club of Boston - Yawkey Club of Roxbury
- Catholic Charities El Centro
- Generation Citizen
- Girls' LEAP
- Health Leads
- Holmes Elementary School
- Hyde Square Task Force
- LEAD (Linking Education and Diversity)
- New Mission High School
- Peace through Play
- SNAP (South End)
- Sociedad Latina
- St. Stephen's Youth Program
- The Food Project
- Tutors for All
- YDIP (Youth Development Initative Project)
Associate Director, Service & Community Partnerships
Center of Community Service
617-373-5838 | firstname.lastname@example.org