Cedar Rapids at sunrise

Community & Civic Engagement

The Office of Community and Civic Engagement at Coe connects the College and Cedar Rapids community to support students’ development as active and educated citizens and to promote positive, community-driven social change.Our vision is that students will prioritize working within and understanding community in a lifelong pursuit of social justice.

Students: How to Get Involved

We offer several ways for students to connect to community.  First, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter (@CoeCares), and keep your eye out for the weekly C3 newsletter for information about various community volunteer opportunities.

Then explore – get involved in a student group that focuses on service, consider an Off Campus Federal Work-Study position (when eligible) or if you're really feeling bold, check out our Iowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP)!

We can also help you to set up your own community engagement opportunities. Visit our Community Partner Directory  to learn about organizations in the Cedar Rapids Area.


Faculty/Staff and Community Partners

If you work with a nonprofit or public organization, or are a faculty/staff member at Coe and would like to work with us, please contact Kara Trebil-Smith at ktrebil@coe.edu.


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Come see us in McCabe Hall to register to vote.