Civic Engagement Project

The mission of the Civic Engagement Project is to nurture practical action in the community while fostering a vision of higher education in which critical thinking around citizenship, democracy, and civic engagement is an integral part of the learning experience. Through academic service-learning courses and other faculty initiatives, our goal is to provide an academic complement to civic engagement on campus. We provide a common setting for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to discuss, understand, and ultimately act for the betterment of our metropolitan region.

“Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” -- Paulo Freire  


Phone: (313) 583-6550

Fax: (313) 583-6582


Carla Vecchiola, Director