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Bard CCE: Year in Review
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), now in its 13th year of operation, is firmly positioned as both a connector of programs and as a partner with them in community action. CCE has established strong ties with local, national, and international partners in order to address pressing community needs. Last year CCE staff, together with the Bard community and area partners, worked to assess Bard’s civic assets and look for areas of growth, renewal, and change.
1. Prepare educated and engaged citizens
2. Strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility
3. Enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity
4. Enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning
5. Impact critical societal issues
Civic Engagement by the Numbers
The Trustee Leader Scholar Program (TLS) is an incubator for students with big ideas who are committed to civic action.
The TLS Office supports student leaders with the mission of enlightened citizenship and personal development in the context of community building.
In the Classroom at Home and Abroad
CCE coordinates initiatives that are pushing the boundaries of how higher education can and should operate in the public interest.
Education for the Public Good
Bard offers Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences (ELAS) classes on campus and supports joint courses with Bard Network institutions abroad.
Praise for Brothers at Bard
"BAB has had a tremendous impact on me and has made me realize the significance of being a role model to men of color both on and off campus."
—Saul Amezcua '19
Campus and Community Action
Brothers at Bard (BAB) is an academic enrichment and mentoring program for young men of color from underserved backgrounds. Each year, BAB members become mentors to the high school students involved in the program.
Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders
Bard alumnae Emma Kreyche '02, Diane Saguilan '06, and Julieth Nunez '14 are all members of the staff at Worker Justice Center of New York, which advocates for agricultural and low-wage workers in upstate New York.