The mission of the Center for Civic Learning & Action (CCLA) is to develop ethical civil leaders who collaborate in the pursuit of just and resilient communities.

Our Core Values

  • Respect: We seek to develop and maintain mutual and equitable relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Shared Goals: We commit to the identification and pursuit of shared goals with our partners.
  • Learning: We believe that civic engagement should be informed by the critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills associated with a liberal arts education.
  • Restorative Practice: We strive to recognize and confront current and historical inequities in our communities.

CCLA Staff


Meta Bowman

Meta Bowman

Administrative Assistant
bowmanm@dickinson.edu

Gary Kirk

Gary Kirk

Associate Provost & Executive Director
kirkg@dickinson.edu


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Andrew Leahy

Civic Learning Coordinator
leahyan@dickinson.edu

Laura Megivern

Laura Megivern

Director of Community Engagement
megiverl@dickinson.edu


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Theresa Rice

Coordinator for PEEC
ricet@dickinson.edu


CCLA Student Leadership Team


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Name:Yeslie Barrios

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Office Assistant

Photogrpah of Carrie Becher

Name: Carrie Becher

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Voter Engagement

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Name: Carmen Maria Canino

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Service Coordinator

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Name: Catie Coyle

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Photograph of Cassandra DiPIerro

Name: Cassandra DiPierro

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Research & Special Initiatives Coordinator

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Name: Harry Huy Do

Class Year: 2024

Position Title: Research & Special Initiatives Coordinator

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Name: Allison Gressett

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Community Engagement Fellows Program Coordinator

Photograph of Sam Halpern

Name: Sam Halpern

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Research & Special Initiatives Coordinator

Photograph of Jessie Hayes

Name: Jessie Hayes

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Carlisle Borough Ambassador

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Name: Haethyr Johnson

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Civic Skills & Dialogue Coordinator

Photograph of Nhi Ly

Name: Nhi Ly

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Civic Skills & Dialogue Coordinator

Photograph of Rosey Pasco

Name: Rosey Pasco

Class Year: 2022

Position Title: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Photograph of Jessie Scarlett

Name: Jessie Scarlett

Class Year:  2022

Position Title: Service Coordinator

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Name: Fiona Tierney

Class Year: 2024

Position Title: Service Coordinator

 


Contact Us


Physical Address
Center for Civic Learning Action (CCLA)
255 W. Louther Street
(behind Old West)
Carlisle, PA 17013
Tel.: 717-245-1185
Email: engage@dickinson.edu

Mailing Address
Center for Civic Learning Action (CCLA)
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013


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