Volunteer, Get Involved, and Make a Difference

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) supports the University’s commitment to educating for active community participation and social responsibility.

Get involved

Become civically engaged

CCAR supports your drive to engage in volunteer work, advocacy, activism, and community-based learning for social change. Whether you're a student, faculty or staff member we're committed to connecting you with all of the community opportunities Pace University has to offer.

CCAR students infront of the Feeding Westchester logo
Recognizing greatness

Jefferson Awards

The Jefferson Awards for Public Service recognize individuals for their public and volunteer service, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities. Faculty, staff, and students can nominate any individual from the Pace University community.

Jefferson award gold medal

Students Give Back (2020-2021)


Number of student service hours contributed via service events and civic engagement courses.


Total dollar value of service to community partners based on a valuation provided by Independent Sector.


Number of students attending CCAR's civic engagement programs.