Welcome to the Shasta College Center for Community Engagement (SCCCE). Community Engagement describes the collaboration between education institutions and their larger communities (locally to globally) for the sharing of knowledge and resources.


Our mission is to foster a learning community that facilitates learning for civic engagement in our local and global communities; and that addresses societal challenges through long-term sustainable partnerships through community engagement. The SCCCE works to realize this mission through thoughtful collaboration and partnership-building with the community and the college to support student success and to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of our region.

Student WorkerPurpose and Benefits

The Community Engagement Center coordinates efforts to incorporate various forms of community engagement into the curriculum at Shasta College. These include:

  • Volunteerism
    • Volunteerism is the engagement of students in activities where the primary emphasis is on the service being provided and the primary intended beneficiary is the community partner.
    • These one-time opportunities are designed to introduce students to the community while responding to a real volunteer need for community partners. Lists of volunteer opportunities are consistently updated and distributed throughout the campus and community.
  • Service Learning
    • Service Learning combines community service with classroom instruction, focusing on critical and reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. The partnerships built between community, students and faculty are reciprocal meaning shared responsibility and gain helping students address local needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community.
  • Community Service
    • Community service is the engagement of students in activities that primarily focus on the service being provided as well as the benefits the service activities have on community partners (e.g., providing food to the home- less during the holidays). The students receive some benefits by learning more about how their service makes a difference in the lives of the service recipients while supporting a real community need.
  • Alternative Spring/Summer Breaks
    • Alternative breaks are opportunities for students to travel to areas outside of their immediate communities to meet needs in various cultural, political, economic and social contexts that connects with academic coursework.
  • Field Education/Work
    • Field Education programs provide students with co-curricular service opportunities that are related, but not fully integrated, with their formal academic studies. Students perform the service as part of a program that is designed primarily to enhance students' understanding of a field of study, while also providing substantial emphasis on the service being provided.