The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences works to implement Pace’s mandate to provide students with a holistic education that embodies the liberal arts tradition of educating for citizenship and social responsibility. Some of the opportunities that can be found through our office include: the Project Pericles Leadership Certificate, the Jefferson Awards, job opportunities, Alternative Spring Break, local volunteer and advocacy opportunities, grants, and teaching assistantships.
CCAR’s efforts made a significant contribution to Pace receiving the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement for both Outreach Partnerships and Curricular Engagement. Pace is one of a few select schools nationwide to receive this distinction. Additionally, Pace has been awarded the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service each year since 2006. Pace University is a member of the national initiative Campus Compact, and a founding member of the New York State Campus Compact. Pace also has the distinction of being a founding institution of Project Pericles, a national organization of 22 colleges and universities committed to making socially responsible and participatory citizenship an essential part of their educational programs.