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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.
Music Industry Panel
Music Box
Tuesday's & Thursdays
Marketview Arts from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Chris Dacre
Chris Dacre: Man Up!
December 1,2017 - January 20, 2018
Marketview Arts
Chris Dacre’s exhibition will feature satirical work inspired by his experiences as a U.S. Army veteran.
Visionaries: The Work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young
February 2 - March 3, 2018
Marketview Arts
This exhibition features the work of Thornton Dial and Purvis Young and the themes of racism, war, and sociopolitical issues.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
March 23 - April 21, 2018
Marketview Arts
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition showcases work completed by YCP students in fine art and graphic design courses.
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
York College's Center for Community Engagement to Receive PA Historic Preservation Award
York College’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE), located at 59 East Market Street in Downtown York in the former Lafayette Club, has been transformed to a hub for engagement both for students and residents. The project, led by Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects, has been selected to receive a Construction Award at the 2017 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards.
York College students opening Central Market stand
York College is opening its first downtown retail location in Central Market. “Spartan Central,” a student-run stand developed and executed by Graham Innovation Scholars, will feature spirit items such as apparel, mugs, and a small assortment of college-themed goods.
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
Humanities Center, Room 25
Phone: 717.815.2249

Jo-Ann Orcutt, Director of Programming
Humanities Center, Room 200 
Phone: 717.815.1545 

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