What We Do
At CETR, we help Duquesne students and faculty create community partnerships that provide opportunities for learning, researching, addressing community concerns and growing as civic-minded citizens.
Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning
Using a two-tiered model of community-engaged learning, we offer students the opportunity to engage in community-based experiences throughout our degree programs. Community-engaged learning differs from volunteerism and community service because it emphasizes students' civic development; uses structured, ongoing reflection; and focuses on sustained, reciprocal partnerships between faculty and community.
Community-engaged research happens when scholars and community organizations partner to generate knowledge that contributes to the academic world and addresses community concerns. At Duquesne, community-engaged research emphasizes social and environmental justice.
Community Engagement Scholars
This highly selective program immerses undergraduate students in a year-long experience that builds their understanding of social justice, fosters personal growth, empowers them to be responsible and participatory citizens, and strengthens the community.