CCEL provides tuition awards for students to serve as assistants to faculty in their community-engaged teaching, research, or creative activity.

CESAs Yesenia and Jenny with faculty Gabe Garcia at poster session.

What is a Community Engaged Student Assistant (CESA)?

Community Engaged Student Assistants support students, faculty, and community partners in four key areas: 

  • Developing community partnerships with faculty;
  • Recruiting, placing, training and coordinating service-learners for courses;
  • Developing creative projects, applying technical expertise, and collecting research data;
  • Providing direct service/research to the community partner(s).

Current CESA Opportunities:

Fall 2014 CESA RFP:  Download the Faculty Application Guidelines for CESA - Fall 2014

Proposals for Fall 2014 CESA program are due by Friday, August 22.

Submit proposals to the Ctr. for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) electronically via the email


Meet the past CESAs and learn about their projects:

2013-14 CESAs

Fall 2012 CESAs

Spring 2012 CESAs

Fall 2011 CESAs

Spring 2011 CESAs