The Civic and Community Engagement Center (CCEC) promotes, facilitates, and organizes community service by members of the Ramapo community. In promoting service, the Center aims to support a lifetime commitment to civic engagement within the student body.
Community Partners and Projects
The Civic & Community Engagement Center (CCEC) works with a variety of community service partners and hosts service trips for students to attend during weekdays and weekends so that they can give back to their community see some of our most popular trips below!
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one mentoring relationships support the critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well-being of thousands of children we serve across America. Now more than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country are stepping up to find innovative ways in serving our communities.
MEVO’s strives to be the model for the creation of scalable ecological solutions that inspires and empowers people to take action for a better future.
Part of this mission is to build grassroots momentum for the environmental movement within local communities and to inspire individuals to create long-term change within their communities.
MEVO enacts their mission by helping communities create social value change to achieve a better and healthier future through strategic volunteerism and directive education.
Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown
The mission of the Community Food Pantry is to provide relief to those in need in the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown communities. The Pantry began as an initiative of Kids’ Club of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow in December of 2009 as a way to address the issue of hunger within our community. That one time distribution of food has become a monthly event, currently serving about 450 families.
Passaic County Habitat for Humanity
Since 1984 Passaic County Habitat for Humanity has served the Paterson and Passaic County area. Families and individuals in need of a hand-up partner with Passaic County Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Combining affordable homeownership and community redevelopment efforts, Passaic County Habitat works to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and create communities people want to call home.
Families for Families
Families for Families is a 501c3 nonprofit linking families from more affluent areas with families trying to make ends meet, not just providing material goods, but bonding families from different backgrounds. Their mission is to harness the immense generosity and compassion we see in our hometown and surrounding area and use it to improve the lives of those in need. They particularly focus on helping families/individuals served in homeless shelters, individuals in subsidized care and families receiving public assistance.
Mahwah Senior Activity Center
The philosophy of the Mahwah Senior Activity Center is based on the premise of keeping our seniors in Mahwah healthy, active, and aging wisely. We believe that each individual has the right to achieve their maximum potential and be given the opportunity for community involvement through wellness, social, creative, cultural and other various recreational programs offered at the center. It is our goal to provide outlets for all members to achieve self-development that will afford them personal enjoyment and satisfaction. This is what we strive for.
Tenafly Nature Center
Tenafly Nature Center oversees the stewardship of nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education, recreation, and community engagement. Through this land stewardship they wish to create a community that feels a strong connection to the natural world and actively partners with us to promote the highest level of biodiversity possible for our natural areas.
Other Community Partners
We have contact with the following partners but are not currently offering service trips. If you would like to work with them, please let us know and we will connect you!