Give to the Center for Civic Engagement

Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) works to develop collaborations that address important public issues while fostering community-mindedness in students, faculty and staff. The many projects and programs we either run or help facilitate can be made stronger and more meaningful with financial contributions. Below are some examples of the types of programs CCE helps support and instructions on how to give. Questions? Contact us: cce@binghamton.edu or (607) 777-4285

How to Give to CCE

  • Visit this link
    • Choose “other" from the drop down list and write Center for Civic Engagement, account # 11053 in the field provided below.
    • *Please note: If you do not specify the account #, the funds will not go to CCE
  • Via a check made out to “Binghamton University Foundation” with account # 11053 specified in the Memo field
    • Send to Kyra Schnauber, Director of Gift and Donor Records, Binghamton University Foundation, Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005

CCE Programs You Can Help Support


The Bridging the Digital Divide Program (BDDP)
BDDP's goal is to help local populations acquire both the equipment and skills necessary to effectively use information technology. Broadly speaking, the term "digital divide" refers to disparities in access to and facility with information technology (IT) based on demographic factors, such as race, ethnicity, income, education level, and gender. In the greater Binghamton area, populations with limited access to IT include senior citizens, the formerly homeless or incarcerated, immigrants & refugees, youth with limited financial means, and unemployed or under-employed adults, among others. For more information, visit BDDP's website

Political Engagement
Through activities which promote and facilitate political engagement on campus and in the community, CCE hopes to produce informed, engaged, and active citizens who participate in public elections and related activities. Coordinated, in part, by the Political Engagement Task Force, these activities include Community Issues Forums and events to increase student knowledge about relevant issues, voter registration drives, debates and candidate Q&As, internships, an election day celebration (providing a fun, festive atmosphere where students can vote), and many more. Click here for more information on campus activities coordinated during the 2012 election cycle.

Youth Engagement
Binghamton University students are engaged with local youth in many meaningful ways throughout Broome County. In conjunction with the Community Schools Project, programs such as Cornell Cooperative Extension's Citizen U, and the Binghamton and Union-Endicott school districts (among others), the CCE works to fill both academic and extra-curricular needs related to our local youth. Whether via tutoring, assisting with theater productions, science fairs, or book drives, both Binghamton University students and local youth benefit from these varied experiences. For more information, visit the Youth Engagement program website.
 
Academic Service-Learning (ASL) and Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) 
ASL and CEL courses infuse public service within academics to create high impact learning experiences for students which are mutually beneficial to community organizations and residents. Faculty across all schools on campus utilize ASL and CEL to deepen the learning experience for students and provide a direct benefit to the community. Courses and projects range from the development of strategic plans and marketing materials for nonprofit organizations to direct service in the form of public art projects, preparing and serving community meals, urban gardening, etc.

Last Updated: 10/2/14