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 check out our year end 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

Shirley XuLili Xu '22, Service Corps Fair Housing Program Coordinator

Hey! My name is Lili(Shirley) Xu and I am a sophomore from Korla, China. I plan to pursue a double degree in Piano Performance and English. I am also a Community Advisor in Colman Hall, a member of Chinese Student Association, Lawrence International and the Women’s Tennis team. When I am not practicing the piano, I love making crafts, watching TwoSet Violin on YouTube, hanging out with friends and talking with my families. I am excited to work in CCE and connect a lot of you with nonprofit communities around Appleton.

Morgan FisherMorgan Fisher '22, Office Manager

Hey there! I’m Morgan, a sophomore on the Pre-Medicine track from the Chicagoland area. This year I will be the chair of the Committee on Community Service and Engagement (CCSE), a member of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), a LARY buddy, a member of the women’s varsity tennis team, and a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, read biographies of powerful women, and watch New Girl and Brooklyn 99. I am excited to enter my first year at the CCE as an office manager and I am looking forward to working with you!

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 ProstkoSara Prostko '20, Service Corps Animal Welfare Program Coordinator

Hi everyone, I am Sara and I am from right on Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I am a fifth-year majoring in flute performance and psychology and I am thrilled to be working at the CCE! On campus I love performing music with friends in chamber ensembles, my psychology research, and TriVR every week! I am excited to serve as the Animal Welfare Program Coordinator this year and to bring more animal volunteer opportunities to Lawrentians! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are interested!


Alexis ShannonAlexis Shannon '20, Office Manager

Hi! My name is Alexis and  I am from right here in Appleton!  I am a senior Psychology major with a double minor in Art History and Education Studies. I am the current captain of the women's tennis team and a member of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. I love spending my free time with my sweet kitty Cole or hiding away in my room watching Netflix. I am so excited to be part of the CCE staff for the third year.



Lexie LivingoodLexie Livingood '22, Office Manager

My name is Lexie Livingood, and I’m a second-year student from Houston, Texas. I’m planning on pursuing a dual degree in Viola Performance and Economics. When I’m not making music in the conservatory, I like to hang out with friends, try new restaurants, and spend time outside. I’m super excited to work to make a difference within the Lawrence community!


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

Hi! My name is Zhiru and I am from Chengdu, China. I am a senior Biology major with a double minor in Psychology and Biomedical Ethics. I am an active member of the Sustainability Steering Committee, FRN, and KAΘ. I enjoy visiting botanic gardens in different cities and taking pictures of plants, and sometimes wildlife:) I am excited to be apart of the CCE team!


Sam ParkhurstSam Parkhurst '20, Office Manager

Hi my name is Samuel Parkhurst and I am a senior 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!