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Community Engagement


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.

Learn more about our fellowship programs on our Follow a Fellow page!

Fellows do clinical residencies on site with our community partners. Here is a sampling of those organizations:

  • Bread & Roses
  • Beverly Council on Aging
  • Ironstone Farm
  • L’Arche Irenicon
  • Lowell Catholic High School
  • Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Merrimack College, Mission & Student Affairs
  • Merrimack College, School of Education & Social Policy
  • North Andover Public Schools
  • North Shore Community College
  • North Shore Community Development Coalition
  • Northern Essex Community College

Who are our Fellows?

  • Average Undergrad GPA, 2016-2017 Fellows: 3.4
  • Average graduate class size: 17
  • 2016-2017 Fellows come from 48 different colleges and universities

Check Out Our Program Brochure


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