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Center for Community Engagement

Bringing together York College and the surrounding community

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) promotes the College's positive relationship with the local community and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in York County.

The CCE strives to make York College an active community stakeholder.

We offer College intellectual and human resources toward shared benefit. We participate in efforts to make the York region a vibrant place to live, work, play, and learn — check out our Community Education offerings and our lectures. And we develop and administer programming that helps York College students to be good citizens and servant leaders, in keeping with our college motto: To serve is to live.

The CCE is the primary liaison among York College faculty, students and community leaders. It collaborates with government agencies, non-governmental and non-profit organizations to promote research, service, and economic development initiatives.

Explore downtown York and get involved. There are great restaurants, shops, and countless opportunities to become engaged. Download a transcript of this video.
York College joins a college invasion at a York Revolution game.
York College is active in the downtown York scene, such as college night at the York Revolution game.

What we do and what we offer Innovative academic programs. Goals driven by improving the community.

Beyond creating and fostering relationships in the community, we also have several unique educational opportunities for students. Graham Innovation Scholars helps students drive their own education as they design a major or enhance their chosen major; Appell Arts Fellows rewards our best and brightest artists; and Eisenhart Community Scholars give back to the community and want to become leaders of change. Our goals and initiatives:
  • Establishing, developing, and managing community partnerships by engaging faculty and students in the shared work of creating a more vibrant York;
  • Educating York College students in leadership, service, and socially responsible entrepreneurship and preparing them to engage in community-based learning;
  • Coordinating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in experiential learning through community engagement activities; Enhance educational attainment of citizens with workshops/continuing ed
  • Supporting efforts that provide equitable access to high-quality education to all York families; Participating in and supporting community programming and events in York;
  • Engaging students in undergraduate research opportunities at the College and in the Community; Fostering economic development efforts that will benefit both our students and the broader community

Opening of Spartan Central

Spartan Central, run by York College's Graham Innovation Scholars program, is now open in Central Market. The store will feature York College apparel and other York College logo merchandise. Learn more about the Graham Innovation Scholars program. 

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CCE in the News

Arthur J. Glatfelter Public Policy Institute
Beginning Summer 2017, the Center for Community Engagement welcomes the Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy, and opportunity for York College students to collaborate with policymakers to educate and contribute to the York community.
Entrepreneurial Thinking Seminar
Graham and Eisenhart Scholars present their solutions for ways to improve a program at the York County Food Bank as part of their Entrepreneurial Thinking First Year Seminar.
York Community Art Scholars Exhibition
The Center for Community Engagement partnered with the Fine Art and Graphic Design programs to highlight student work from nine local high schools via the York Community Art Scholars Exhibition at Marketview Arts.

Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., Dean

  • About Dr. DelliCarpini

    Graham Innovation Scholars led by Dr. Dominic DelliCarpini

    DelliCarpini (B.A., University of Pennsylvania, M.A. and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is the Naylor Endowed Professor of Writing Studies and a nationally recognized expert in writing and civic engagement.

    DelliCarpini’s numerous publications and presentations have focused upon civic engagement (including his book,Composing a Life’s Work: Writing, Citizenship, and your Occupation) and its relationship to the actions of an informed, literate citizenry.

    DelliCarpini has also edited two textbooks: Conversations: Readings for Writers and Issues: Readings in Academic Disciplines. He is currently completing work on the 11th edition of the Prentice Hall Guide to Writing with Dr. Stephen Reid, to be published in early 2016.

    DelliCarpini has served in a number of leadership positions at the College, in the community, and nationally.

    At York College, he is the founding Director of the Graham Scholars Program and of the Naylor Workshop on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies, which attracts students from all around the U.S. to York for this intensive academic workshop.

    DelliCarpini serves in leadership positions on numerous community initiatives and task forces.  He is currently a Board Director for the York County Community Foundation and the Cultural Alliance of York County. He also chairs the Moving Plans into Action Advisory Committee for Downtown, Inc. in York City.  

    Nationally, he is currently the Vice President of the National Council of Writing Program Administrators; he will serve as President of that organization starting in 2017. He also serves as an officer of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

    Before his current appointment, he served for 5 years as York College’s Chief Academic Officer, and 13 years as Writing Program Administrator, where he developed a successful major in Professional Writing. 

Contact Us
Center for Community Engagement
Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D., Dean
Humanities Center, Room 29
Phone: 717.815.1213
Contact for appt.

Nick McConnell
Director of Operations
Center for Community Engagement
Phone: 717-815-2249
Office: Humanities 25

Beginning Spring 2017, The Center for Community Engagement will also maintain an office in Downtown York at 59 E. Market St.