About Us

The Jacksonville University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) was created to serve as the lead for the University's community outreach. The CCE connects our University and the community through service. The CCE works with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners to make a meaningful impact on our community while helping all Dolphins learn to serve, and serve to learn. To contact the CCE, please email community@ju.edu.

CCE Services

Resources for Students

  • Community Service Programming – includes one-day service events, and ongoing, fully supported programs.
  • Community Service Advising - Empowering individual students and student organizations to move initiatives from vision to action.
  • Online Volunteer Directory – Serves as a clearinghouse for volunteer and community engagement opportunities and information for the entire university community while also housing a directory of local community organizations seeking volunteers.
  • Awards – The CCE offers the Dr. Francis Bartlett Kinne Community Service Award, and serves as a point of connection to additional service awards and scholarship information.

Resources for Community Partners

  • Recruiting volunteers – Online Volunteer Directory, Promotion of community needs.
  • Gateway to university resources and stakeholders
  • Program innovation

Resources for Staff and Faculty

  • Gateway to community resources and stakeholders
  • Program innovation
  • Course support


  • Dr. Laura Chambers Atkins – Director of Experiential Learning
  • Melanie Marshall – Director, Student Involvement
  • ​Lauren Cevis – Director, Student-Athlete Services
  • Toni Higgs – Director, Career Resource Center
  • Emily Woods – Student Liaison
  • Michael Fleming – Chief Government, Military and Community Relations Officer
  • Clayton Levins – Community Relations Coordinator