Partners for Campus-Community Engagement (PCCE) convenes, connects, and empowers campuses to build equitable and just relationships with communities in order to advance a democratic society for the public good.
We envision that every campus-community partnership builds authentic, equitable, and democratic collaborations for the benefit of all.
We believe in the value of working and achieving together what may not be possible alone. We aspire to bring a collaborative spirit and strategy in all we do, learning from the wisdom of others and sharing reciprocally what we are learning.
We believe that equity-centered community engagement is essential to a healthy, functioning democracy. We believe that democracy calls for every citizen to possess the knowledge, ability, and critical thinking skills that higher education is well-equipped to cultivate. We commit to embrace diversity, inclusion, and equity as we engage with our members and model reconciliation.
We believe that relationships are the heart and soul of our work. We draw on empathy to understand each unique organizational setting. We interpret trends, gather resources, and identify and promote best practices to support and activate civic leadership. We cultivate partner leaders to convene groups, initiate research, and mentor colleagues.
We believe in the power of participatory democracy to enhance the capacity of all of our constituents to be thoughtful and engaged citizens. We inspire commitment among our partners to pursue their mission for the public good.
We believe that fostering sustainable change for people, organizations, and the climate is at the core of what we do. We seek to deepen learning, enrich intellectual humility, and catalyze civic innovation.
PCCE and PCCE’s AmeriCorps programs are committed to affirming the worth and dignity of everyone. We acknowledge the tremendous human diversity that exists within the world and seek to wholly include people from diverse backgrounds within our AmeriCorps cohorts. PCCE commits to creating a welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and celebratory environment for all.
PCCE is committed to affirming the worth and dignity of everyone. We acknowledge the tremendous human diversity that exists within the world and seek to wholly include people from diverse backgrounds. PCCE commits to creating a welcoming, equitable, inclusive, and celebratory environment for all. PCCE welcomes members from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, native languages, geographic locations, cultures, sexes, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, incomes, social classes, marital statuses, ages, and veteran statuses. Discrimination or harassment based on any of these identities will not be tolerated. PCCE believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of an active process that requires continual commitment.
PCCE acknowledges the original stewards and caretakers of the land our offices occupy, being the Susquehannock, and the Cayuga Nation. We pay our respects to their elders past and present. Let us reflect on the legacy of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that all US institutions have perpetrated on indigenous peoples. May we walk together on this Earth to foster a sense of unity, peace, and stewardship of the land we exist on. PCCE commits to raising awareness of this history to our campus and community partners to promote a space that cultivates equity, community, continued action, and reconciliation.
PCCE offices are located on the ancestral lands of the Susquehannock People, who are the original stewards and caretakers of this land. The Susquehannock Peoples, later re-connected as the Conestoga after a period of war, are a community of traders, artisans, and farmers.
A PCCE office is located on the ancestral lands of the Cayuga People, who are the original stewards and caretakers of this land. The Cayuga Nation, or the People of the Great Swamp, are a member of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy and reside throughout New York and Canada.
I. Developing Capacity of PCCE Partners
II. Cultivating Leadership in Campus-Community Engagement Field
III. Enhancing Organizational Capacity of PCCE
Morrisville State University
St. John Fisher University
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