OCE Programs

Cultivating active citizenship in our communities

Boost elementary students' reading levels and self-esteem. Partner with communities from Richmond to Nyumbani, Kenya by joining an alternative break team. Address affordable housing issues through a weekly commitment to local volunteering. With the Office of Community Engagement, you can do all these things while developing your active citizenship.

  • Education Programs promote and develop a variety of tutoring and mentoring relationships between William & Mary students and students from the local community.
  • Local Community Programs make an impact by partnering with our neighbors in Williamsburg though weekly service, one-day projects, community discussions, and hunger relief programs.
  • Branch Out Alternative Breaks are immersive service learning experiences where students travel locally, across the US and the globe in small groups to work in partnership with host organizations on community-driven service and social justice projects. 
  • Aim 4 is an active citizenship development program in which small groups of students take classes together, engage in direct service, and participate in co-curricular experiences including democratic deliberations, meetings with local civic leaders, and regional conferences.   

Our programs connect the College and community to support students’ development as active and educated citizens and to promote positive, community-driven social change.

If you’re interested in connecting directly with a local non-profit, learn more about our community partnerships.