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Graduate Programs

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Fellowship links graduate study with a nine-month field-based professional experience in a partner school, college, or community-based organization.

Community Engagement Fellows work hand-in-hand with their partner organizations to make a deep and powerful impact in the lives of the communities in which they serve.  

This program focuses on diversity and social justice, community development, and organizational change.  Students gain a broad understanding of civic engagement in the nonprofit sector, including trends, theoretical models, and best practices.  This versatile degree will prepare students for outreach and partnership work in schools, colleges, and community organizations.  

Fellows graduate in one year with a Master of Education in Community Engagement (M.Ed.) - equipping them to pursue careers as nonprofit leaders, social change activists, and leaders in the national service learning movement. 

Fellows do clinical residencies with community partner organizations, including:

  • Bread & Roses
  • Greater Lawrence Community Action Council
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Town of North Andover
  • Beverly Council on Aging
  • Lowell Catholic High School
  • Massachusetts Campus Compact
  • Merrimack College,Center for Engaged Democracy
  • North Shore Community Development Coalition
  • Harvard College

 

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Who are our Fellows?

  • 47% acceptance rate for 2014-2015
  • Average Undergrad GPA, 2014-2015 Fellows: 3.5
  • Average graduate class size: 17
  • 2014-2015 Fellows come from 75 different colleges and universities

 

 

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We’re here to help!    

Contact us at 978-837-3563 or fellowships@merrimack.edu. 

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