Our motto is “Enter to learn, exit to serve.” At NJCU, students work with deeply committed faculty to evaluate areas of needed reform in Jersey City and neighboring communities, then reflect on their role in contributing to these reform efforts, during students’ university experience and beyond.
Community Engaged Learning (CEL) connects students to the broader community by integrating them into project-based learning outside the classroom.
Through varied environments, contexts, and experiences, members of our urban metropolitan university come face to face with community issues so they can begin to evaluate areas of needed reform and reflect on their place in these endeavors.
Core Principles of Community Engaged Learning (CEL) at NJCU
Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Courses at NJCU
These courses are developed with the support of the Center for Community Engagement, whose mission is to create and foster a commitment to lifelong service within the NJCU community by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to engage in meaningful service projects that make a positive impact in communities of limited means in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, the United States, and the world.
Gilligan Student Union Building, Room 111