Center for Community Engagement & Service

Welcome to the PLU Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES). CCES serves as a resource for students, staff and faculty who want to learn and serve in the context of the Parkland and Tacoma community. The Center is also a point of contact for community members seeking university involvement with local organizations, programs and projects. We recognize the invaluable wisdom housed in our local community and seek mutually beneficial partnerships that deepen student learning while enhancing the common good.
CCES Publications

CCES Infographic
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CCES Events

Watch Your Mouth is an event which will seek to raise consciousness surrounding the identity of class. Everyone is invited to broach a topic which affects us all but is rarely talked about. Members of PLU, Parkland and Tacoma communities are invited and encouraged to attend and speak to this identity in their lives.

We would like to invite you to participate in our first annual Celebration of Service picture contest. This contest is to encourage the PLU student body to submit pictures that encourage and relate to community engagement and service. We are looking for great pictures from organizations, events, clubs or individuals who are engaging in service work.
All great pictures will be shown in a slide show during the Celebration Of Service on Thursday, April 23. However, the winner will receive a $20 dollar gift card to Garfield Book Company.
All pictures being submitted must be owned by the person submitting them.
Submit all pictures by Friday, April 18.


Saturday April 19th, 2014 7:00am - 12:15pm
The Tacoma College Support Network is organizing a free resource day for local students who are part of the Washington State College Bound Scholarship program. They are looking for college students to be present, and engaging local students. This event is intended to inspire and inform high school students about post secondary options and what they need to do in order to access their scholarship funding after high school graduation.

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Join us for a fun-filled evening as we reflect on PLU's community engagement efforts throughout the year. Come be inspired by thoughtful student engagement, faculty leadership and community innovation as we celebrate PLU's missional commitment to the local community.  Please visit the Celebration of Service page to learn more.

Admin 101 5:30pm
Refelctions on Alternative Spring Break trips

CCES Activity Stream