Our Purpose

The vision and mission of the Center for Community & Civic Engagement ties to the vision, mission, and values of Mesa Community College.  

Our Vision and MissionOur Vision and Mission


Working together to prepare individuals to be engaged citizens.


To promote excellence in teaching and learning through active service by

  • collaborating with the community
  • ​encouraging civic leadership
  • promoting personal growth &
  • fostering social responsibility

Dictionary definition of "define"Definition of Service-Learning

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic instruction through guided reflection.

Areas of focus include:

  • Career exploration
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Values clarification
  • Social and personal development
  • Civic and community responsibility

Service-Learning at MCC

We strive to make a difference through the outreach of our students, whether our students are:

  • Serving through their class (in-course module)
  • Building their own class to serve (independent-module)
  • Serving through one of our many community partner organizations (service sites)

We work to ensure that our department makes a difference, even if it is only to one person.