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.


To learn more about our office personnel/operations, student volunteer programs, community partners, academic connections and volunteer data please visit our 2017-18 End of Year Report.

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

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.

Vicky LiangWeiqi Liang '19, Service Corps Elder Advocacy Program Coordinator

Hello! My name is Weiqi (Pounced: “Vicky”), a senior, studying in Philosophy and minor in Gender Studies. I was born in Guangdong, China, but I moved to SF when I was 15. I was raised by my grandparents, which motivated me to work with elderly since high school. I am so excited to work for the VCSC as the Elder Advocacy program coordinator this year. Volunteerism as a way to giving back to the community and collaborating altogether so I want to encourage everyone to volunteer and learn the community. I could see myself beyond volunteer and make some many different impact in the community, and join us today and make friends that might have the same interest as you.


Barbara EspinosaBarbara Espinosa '20, Service Corps Fair Housing & Hunger Program Coordinator

My name is Barbara Espinosa, I am a junior and I want to major in Anthropology and Economics. I like to play soccer, read, dance and I love to ride horses. I am a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, I am a part of the Lawrence University Women's Soccer Team and I am the Public Relations Officer for the Student Ambassador Program.
In the VCSC, I am the service corp for Fair Housing and Hunger, which means I connect Lawrence students with organizations that help with fair housing and hunger issues in the Fox Valley. It is a very exciting job, the best part of it is that I get to know and help a lot of people.

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.


Angela CaraballoAngela Caraballo '21, Office Manager

Hey, my name is Angela Caraballo. Coming all the way from the Bronx, New York I am a sophomore taking on the Ethnic Studies major and Spanish minor. With my degree, I wish to become a Social Worker. In my free time, I enjoy watching Grey's Anatomy and debating with my friends about what the future will be like. Outside of the CCE, I am an RLA and the secretary of RISEUP. Some clubs that I am apart of are the Black Student Union, Alianza, and the Women's Longboarding Club. I joined the CCE last year as a Photographer. This year I have given the task of being an Office Manager. With that, I help manage social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, and SmugMug. Let's make this year a year to remember!

Sonya BreizSonya Breiz '21, Office Manager

Hi! My name is Sonya Breiz and I am from San Francisco, California. I am a sophomore majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Ethnic Studies. I like listening to music, hanging out with friends, and face-timing my family. I am super excited to be working at the CCE as an office manager with a focus on developing service opportunities for first-year students!


Allie HortonAllie Horton '19, Service Corps Environment and Sustainability Program Coordinator

Hi! My name is Allie Horton and I'm from the tiny town of Dodgeville, WI. I'm a senior, majoring in general/choral music education. I'm involved in some awesome things on campus, including SLUG, ORC, intramural soccer, the LARY Buddy program, Deep Listening Club, and CORE. I'm also a member of Cantala and IGLU (Improvisation Group of LU) over in the conservatory. I love being in the sunshine, listening to good music, and saving worms who are stranded on the sidewalk. I'm looking forward to bringing amazing volunteer opportunities to Lawrentians as the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator!

Sam TaylorSam Taylor '19, Service Corps Arts Advocacy Program Coordinator

Hey there! My name is Sam Taylor. I'm a senior from Madison, Wisconsin pursuing a double major in psychology and music. Aside from classes and ensembles, I am a LARY Buddy and started a new student service organization, Artists Building Bridges in Appleton (ABBA). In my free time, I love jamming with friends, playing board games, and eating my favorite snack, the sacred corn dog. The community can benefit a lot from artists, especially talented and creative Lawrence students like those reading this bio. So let me know how I can help you engage with the community through your passions and crafts!


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!