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About Engage

About Center for Community Engagement Learning


The CCEL advances the mission of the Norton College of Medicine by fostering meaningful connections and engagement opportunities to enhance student learning outcomes while improving the health of the communities we serve.


The CCEL promotes and supports a commitment to active citizenship and social responsibility through service, education, and leadership. By harnessing the College’s diverse academic resources and expertise, the Center ensures that medical students and faculty are provided with learning experiences and opportunities that contribute to stronger, healthier communities.


  • Scholarship and Service: Application of knowledge and expertise to real-world problems which contribute to meaningful societal change.
  • Advocacy: Advance the responsibilities of citizenship, including self-knowledge, understanding of social problems, mobilizing partnerships and informed participation in promoting health equity and social justice.
  • Respect: Practice humility, understand how our actions impact the community, and view situations through the perspectives of others.
  • Sustainability: Understand and contribute to the systems that support healthy communities over time.