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Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

Location:
Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning 300 W. North Street
Normal, IL

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning supports Illinois State University’s core value of civic engagement through programs, resources, and administrative support for campus initiatives like the American Democracy Project and the Civic Engagement and Responsibility minor.

Past Events

January 2017

Lunch N Learn with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Date:
Saturday, January 28th 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Meet two returned Peace Corps Volunteers and ISU alumni who will speak about their projects and daily life integrating in their respective communities.

February 2017

East African Eats!

Date:
Tuesday, February 14th 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come enjoy the culinary goodness from Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Expand your palate with foods from these countries where Peace Corps volunteers have served.

March 2017

Open Forum on Illinois State University Civic Action Plan

Date:
Wednesday, March 22nd 2017
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Civic Action Plan development team is hosting an open forum on the Civic Action Plan. The forum is an opportunity for the campus community to provide feedback on the proposed plan.

April 2017

Peace Corps Spring Application Workshop

Date:
Friday, April 7th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come learn about the details for making your Peace Corps application more competitive.

May 2017

Brown bag hosted by A/P Council

Date:
Wednesday, May 24th 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What is the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning? Bring a lunch and find out.

September 2017

September Service Saturdays

Date:
Saturday, September 16th 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

September Service Saturdays provide the opportunity for students to volunteer and participate in service projects that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community as students are new or returning to campus each fall.

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date:
Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Illinois State University Board of Trustees and President Larry H. Dietz cordially invite you to the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (corner of Fell Avenue and North Street, Normal).

Peace Corps Application Workshop

Date:
Friday, September 22nd 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An interactive workshop to walk seniors through the application process for Peace Corps. Deadline for applications is October 1.

September Service Saturdays

Date:
Saturday, September 23rd 2017
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

September Service Saturdays provide the opportunity for students to volunteer and participate in service projects that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community as students are new or returning to campus each fall. Register to join.

Peace Corps Application Workshop

Date:
Tuesday, September 26th 2017
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interactive workshop to walk seniors through the application process for Peace Corps. Deadline for applications is October 1.

September Service Saturdays

Date:
Saturday, September 30th 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

September Service Saturdays provide the opportunity for students to volunteer and participate in service projects that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community as students are new or returning to campus each fall.

October 2017

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Holiday Helper Kickoff Event

Date:
Monday, October 16th 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join us for our Holiday Helper Kickoff event where they will be among the first to choose from this year’s 300+ participating children in need of holiday gifts.

Serving Those Who Served Orientation and Interview Skills Workshop

Date:
Saturday, October 28th 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registered volunteers for Serving Those Who Served will attend this meeting to learn more about the project and practice interview skills for the event on November 11th.

November 2017

Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines Webinar

Date:
Wednesday, November 1st 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is hosting a webinar sponsored by AASCU's American Democracy Project on Wednesday November 1 from 1:30-2:30 in the Center's conference room.

Peace Corps Application Workshop

Date:
Friday, November 10th 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seniors, are you interested in applying for Peace Corps?  This interactive workshop will walk you through the application process.

December 2017

Holiday Helper Wrap and Pack Event #1

Date:
Friday, December 1st 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Volunteer to help wrap gifts donated through the Holiday Helper program.

Holiday Helper Wrap and Pack Event #2

Date:
Saturday, December 2nd 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteer to help wrap gifts donated through Holiday Helper.

April 2018

Peace Corps Application Workshop

Date:
Thursday, April 19th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interactive workshop to walk seniors through the application process for Peace Corps.

July 2018

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, July 26th 2018
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

November 2018

Holiday Helper Child Sponsorships

Start:
Friday, November 2nd 2018
8:00 am
End:
Tuesday, November 27th 2018
5:00 pm

Make the holidays brighter for a local child through the Holiday Helper program! Visit CESL to sponsor a local child.

Holiday Helper Kick-Off Event

Date:
Friday, November 2nd 2018
Time:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning will kick off the 2018 Holiday Helper program with an open house at the center on November 2. Stop by for cupcakes, cocoa, holiday cheer, and more importantly, to select a child to sponsor for 2018.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, November 8th 2018
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Holiday Helper Wrap & Pack Party

Date:
Thursday, November 29th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

280 local children will have happier holidays this year because of the generosity of Illinois State University faculty, staff, and students! The gifts have been purchased, and now it's time to wrap and organize them for deliver! We're breaking out the wrapping paper and tape and having a Wrap & Pack party at the Center!

Holiday Helper Wrap & Pack Party

Date:
Friday, November 30th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

280 local children will have happier holidays this year because of the generosity of Illinois State University faculty, staff, and students! The gifts have been purchased, and now it's time to wrap and organize them for deliver! We're breaking out the wrapping paper and tape and having a Wrap & Pack party at the Center!

December 2018

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, December 13th 2018
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

January 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 10th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 24th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

February 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, February 14th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

March 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 14th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, March 28th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

April 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, April 11th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, April 25th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

May 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, May 9th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, May 23rd 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 – 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes your attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issues.

August 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, August 8th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, August 22nd 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

September 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, September 12th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, September 26th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

Alternative Breaks Block Party

Date:
Thursday, September 26th 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join students from the Alternative Breaks program for free snacks and games as we have a party on the lawn!

October 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 10th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 24th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

November 2019

Holiday Helper Sponsored Gifts Due

Date:
Friday, November 1st 2019

All gifts for children sponsored through the Holiday Helper program are due at the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning on November 22.

Holiday Helper Sponsorship Open

Start:
Friday, November 1st 2019
End:
Friday, November 22nd 2019

Make the holidays brighter for a local child by sponsoring their gifts through the Holiday Helper program and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning! Sponsorship opens November 1. All gifts are due back to the Center by November 22.

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, November 14th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

December 2019

Administrative/Professional Council meeting

Date:
Thursday, December 12th 2019
Time:
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

The A/P Council typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Meetings are designed to discuss issues of concern to all A/P staff members and as such, they are open to any A/P interested in attending. The A/P council welcomes attendance as it is a great way to remain in touch with university governance issue.

September 2020

September Service Days: Midwest Food Bank

Date:
Friday, September 11th
Time:
10:15 am - 1:30 pm

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)

September Service Days: Midwest Food Bank

Date:
Friday, September 11th
Time:
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)

September Service Days: Sunnyside Garden

Date:
Saturday, September 12th
Time:
8:15 am - 11:30 am

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)

September Service Days: Midwest Food Bank

Date:
Friday, September 18th
Time:
12:15 pm - 3:30 pm

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)

September Service Days: Midwest Food Bank

Date:
Friday, September 25th
Time:
12:15 pm - 3:30 pm

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)

September Service Days: Sunnyside Garden

Date:
Saturday, September 26th
Time:
8:15 am - 11:30 am

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)

October 2020

September/October Service Days: Midwest Food Bank

Date:
Friday, October 2nd
Time:
12:15 pm - 3:30 pm

September Service Days is a series of planned service projects that provide students the opportunity to give back and participate in community service that will benefit the Bloomington-Normal community. Participating is a great way to connect with the community and become an engaged citizen. (For 2020, we've also expanded September Service into the month of October.)