The mission of UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) is to promote learning for lifelong, democratic engagement, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.
We support the UMass mission in two ways:
- By engaging students in a curriculum that includes significant public work—UMass CESL deepens our students’ education and prepares them for lives of active engagement.
- By deploying the creative energy of students and faculty to address community needs and aspirations in our region, our state, and beyond. We provide resources that improve people’s lives.