Mission Statement

The CCE encourages advocacy, service, and learning on the Lawrence campus, connecting Lawrentians to needs in the surrounding community, creating an environment of mutual learning and growth, while providing service to local organizations and individuals. Working collaboratively with the community, we aim to create civically-minded students by building relationships, establishing partnerships, and providing meaningful service.

We accomplish this mission by:
• Serving as an entry point to the volunteer needs of the Fox Cities and providing service to and learning from the community
• Developing and sustaining programs that address systemic issues
• Supporting the professional development and leadership needs of service-minded student leaders

In keeping with the tradition of its founding as a student-led initiative, the CCE currently supports student-run programs addressing education equality, fair housing and hunger, environmental sustainability, child advocacy, arts programming and accessibility, youth development and empowerment, and elder loneliness.


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Contact Us

The CCE is located in the back of the Mudd Library across from the Wriston Art Center at the Lawe St. & Alton St. intersection.

Get in touch with us by sending an email to community.engagement@lawrence.edu

CCE Student Staff

Lily Xu '22, Service Corps Fair Housing Program Coordinator

Morgan Fisher '22, Office Manager


Papo MoralesPapo (Carlos A) Morales '21, Service Corps Equal Access to Education Program Coordinator

Hello! My name is Papo (Carlos A.) Morales and I am currently a Sophomore at Lawrence University. I am a History major with a Latin American Studies minor and am from Brooklyn, New York. Some of my favorite things to do include binge watching shows, public speaking , playing UNO and spending time with family and friends! I am currently involved with a couple of organizations on campus which include the Black Student Union, Men of Color Alliance and RISEUP, which is an college access organization that I am the Co-President of. I look forward to helping local Appleton students from kindergarten to the 12th grade with accessing the education and college that they deserve.

Sara Prostko '20, Service Corps Animal Welfare Program Coordinator


Alexis ShannonAlexis Shannon '20, Office Manager

Hi! My name is Alexis. I am from right here in Appleton, Wisconsin. I am a Psychology major with an Art History minor. I am a member of the women's tennis team and a part of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In my free time you can find my reading a book by my favorite author Stephen King, cuddling my kitty Cole, on the courts or hiding in my room watching Netflix. During the summer I spend most of my time volunteering with several organizations including Camp Hope and Miracle League.  I am so excited to be part of the VCSC team. I look forward to helping students find fun, creative ways to get out and give back to the community.





Lexie Livingood '22, Office Manager


Zhiru Wang '19, Service Corps Environment and Sustainability Program Coordinator


Kye Harris '21, Service Corps Arts Advocacy Program Coordinator


Sam ParkhurstSam Parkhurst '20, Office Manager

Hi my name is Samuel Parkhurst and I am a junior from St. Paul, Minnesota. I am majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Chinese. I like to read a lot of books, play video games, and watch Netflix. On campus, I am a member of the Men's Soccer team and of Sigma Phi Epsilon. At the CCE, I manage the website and facilitate communication between staff members. I am excited to be a part of the CCE staff this year!

Sophie Dion-KirschnerSophie Dion-Kirschner '20, Service Corps Child Advocacy Program Coordinator

Hello!  My name is Sophie and I am thrilled to be returning to the CCE for another year!  Growing up I split time both on a small island in Washington State, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here on campus, I enjoy my research in the biology department, spending time with my LARY Buddy, going on adventures with my friends, and piratey things.  My work in the CCE will be as a mediator between Lawrence and the Appleton community, enhancing Child Advocacy, and coordinating LARY Buddies at Edison Elementary.  Come find me if there’s anything I can do for you!