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Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service
  • AUB-CCECS wins first place in the International 2016 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship

  • AUB President Fadlo Khuri and Provost Muhamad Harajli visit AUB-Kayany Ghata Schools

  • AUB-CCECS participates in the World Innovation Summit for Education - WISE 2017

  • Ghata: Bringing Education to Informal Tented Settlements

  • Reclaiming Traditional Water Practices in Rural South Lebanon

  • Lecture by Dr. Richard Mollica, Director of Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma

  • AUB-CCECS Awarded Most Civically Engaged University Campus in the MENA Region



About CCECS News

The Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) builds bridges between AUB community, stakeholders, humanitarian agencies, and policymakers in order to facilitate change in marginalized landscapes and provide opportunities for Transformative Education.

The unprecedented scale of destruction of the July 2006 War in Lebanon created a remarkable momentum to volunteer-for-relief among wide numbers of AUB students and faculty members and founded a calling that led to a university "Task Force for Reconstruction". After two years of decentralized and sporadic efforts, the Task Force realized the imperative of establishing CCECS in 2008, and to promulgate this concept within the university's strategic plan.

Accordingly, the Center has developed an operating framework in order to become more responsive to the exacerbating local needs on one end, and to be more strategic in pervading the culture of impactful engagement across all faculties on the other end. With an overarching mission to engage the University in the marginalized landscapes, the dyad of (a) Transformative education through Civic Engagement and (b) Community Development Projects, summarizes the Center's journey through the decade.

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