The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) is the office at Pace to find out ways students and student organizations can get engaged in social issues–from the environment to women’s rights to gay marriage to international conflicts.
Students can participate in one of CCAR’s many programming opportunities, like volunteer events, Alternative Spring Break, Common Hour Convos, Faculty Assistant program (FACES), and more!
If you haven’t already, you can sign up to receive CCAR volunteer opportunities via e-mail and give back with your friends! Register for the NYC Events Listserv and/or the PLV Events Listserv. Get involved in everything from helping homeless children make gifts for family members to rubbing elbows with celebrities at the GLAAD Media Awards to giving rescued dogs a little break from the shelter.
This fall the CCAR will participate in Paint a School Day, New York City’s largest day of volunteer service. Volunteers will paint colorful murals, refresh classrooms, organize libraries, and brighten up playgrounds at more than 100 public schools. More fall programming will be announced soon, so make sure to check in on Facebook: CCAR Pleasantville and CCAR New York City.
In addition to volunteer opportunities, CCAR coordinates Pace’s participation in several national civic engagement initiatives. Pace University is a founding member of Project Pericles, a Jefferson Awards Champion, a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement designee since 2006, and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
So if you’re looking to make a difference, make the CCAR your first destination.