The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service

Our Mission

Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service is committed to campus-community collaborations that advance the public good for the state of New Jersey and beyond.  We accomplish our mission by creating and supporting opportunities for faculty, staff, and student engagement in community-based partnerships and public scholarship.

  • Through our programs and initiatives, The Collaborative Center provides resources to community organizations including faculty expertise, student-interns, and funding partnerships.

  • We provide opportunities for students to contribute to their communities, learn how to work with diverse populations, and build lasting civic responsibility.

  • We offer a unique space for community residents, nonprofit professionals, and faculty to bring together their expertise to tackle society’s most pressing issues in the areas of access, equity, public policy, literacy, food security, youth development, and arts and culture.

Our Signature Programs

Community Engagement at Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Since 2010, Rutgers University-New Brunswick has been recognized by the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification as an institution committed to deepening its engagement with local, state, and global communities.  In 2014, the university joined with Campus Compact and New Jersey Campus Compact to further advance interdisciplinary collaboration with our community partners.  Our community engagement represents a continuum of activities that include multidisciplinary community-engaged teaching, research, and service; recognize diverse human interdependence; co-generate new knowledge through inclusive and reciprocal collaborations; promote ethical social action; and prepare students to be engaged citizens.