For Students

Volunteer. Get Involved. Make a Difference.

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) at Dyson College is the place for Pace students who want to be leaders in their communities. Students volunteering with the CCAR spend thousands of hours each and every semester painting murals for elementary school children, distributing food to needy families, helping adults with developmental disabilities, socializing puppies for adoption at no-kill shelters, and much more.

The CCAR is the place for Pace students who want to get involved and make a difference locally and globally. Students working with the CCAR have lobbied their elected officials for increased financial aid, participated in workshops designed to train the next generation of civic activists, registered to vote, engaged in petition drives, and much more.

The CCAR also houses Pace’s chapter of Project Pericles program. Project Pericles is a national not-for-profit organization that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and universities to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of their educational programs. Through Project Pericles, Pace students learn about the issues impacting our society and are given the skills to address them.

Want to know more?

Check out our blog or any of our other social media outlets. For information on upcoming events, to subscribe to our bi-weekly electronic digest of service and civic engagement opportunities at Pace, or for any other inquiries, email us at for the New York City campus or for the Pleasantville campus.

Did you know?

In the 2018-2019 academic year more than 2,802 Pace University students participated in service, donating over 56,618 hours of their time to helping their communities.  In 2018-2019 six Pace undergraduate students won Jefferson Awards for Public Service for their work in the community.  The Jefferson Awards for Public Service is America’s highest award for public service.