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

Program Coordinator
bowmanm@dickinson.edu
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Gary Kirk

Gary Kirk

Associate Provost &
Executive Director
kirkg@dickinson.edu
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Laura Megivern

Laura Megivern

Director of Community Engagement
megiverl@dickinson.edu
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Photograph for Theresa Rice

Theresa Rice

Coordinator for The Professional &
Educational Empowerment Center (PEEC)
ricet@dickinson.edu


CCLA Student Leadership Team


Photograph of Trudy Chung

Name: Trudy Chung

Class Year: 2025

Position Title: Service Programs Coordinator

Photograph of Cassandra DiPIerroName: Cassandra DiPierro

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Research & Special Initiatives Coordinator

Photograph of Ashley Doan

Name: Ashley Doan

Class Year: 2025

Position Title: Communications Coordinator

Photograph of Anne Fisher-Henson

Name: Anne Fisher-Henson

Class Year: 2024

Position Title: Carlisle Borough Ambassador

Photograph of Sariah Franklin

Name: Sariah Franklin

Class Year: 2025

Position Title: Service Programs Coordinator

Photograph of Lily Hogan

Name: Lily Hogan

Class Year: 2025

Position Title: Service Programs Coordinator

Photograph of Grace Messimer

Name: Grace Messimer

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Community Engagement Fellows Program Coordinator

Photograph of Kalaria Obasi

Name: Kalaria Obasi

Class Year: 2023

Position Title: Service Programs Coordinator

Photograph of Bao Chau (Jolene) Phan

Name: Bao Chau Phan

Class Year: 2025

Position Title: Communications Coordinator

Photograph of Rachel Pistol

Name: Rachel Pistol

Class Year: 2025

Position Title: Voter Engagement 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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