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About CEL Institute

The Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Institute is responsible for many programs related to community engaged learning. Under the CEL Institute is:

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is an educational strategy that incorporates community-based experiences into courses and co-curricular activities. CEL aligns the educational and scholarly activities of TCNJ with the interests and needs of community organizations and members in order to enrich learning opportunities for TCNJ faculty and students.

TCNJ uses the term “community engaged learning,” as opposed to “service learning,” because we want faculty, students, and community members to be active participants in, and co-beneficiaries of, the educational and service components of the project.

Community Engaged Learning is supported in the College’s mission, and is incorporated into the College Core program.


Center for Community Engagement
Forcina Hall, Room 337
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628