About the program

Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Credential Program provides civic and community engagement professionals with opportunities to earn formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they develop throughout their careers. It provides a framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve in the field in ways that encourage effective, inclusive, and equity-based partnerships and practices. 

By encouraging practitioners to reflect on and deepen their knowledge, skills, and critical commitments, we will strengthen our network of campus and community leaders in ways that yield better results for students, institutions, and communities.

Who should participate?

individuals considering careers in the field

Are you a graduate who has been active in community-based work?
A community leader who supports college student learning and partnerships? This could be the pathway for you.

Young Professionals

Are you looking for ways to deepen your skill set and expand your network? Did you just complete a year of national service? Build your resume and take the next step in professional growth.

Established engagement professionals, faculty, and scholar practitioners

Have you built a career in community-based teaching, research, and partnership development? Earn this formal recognition for your years of experience and depth of knowledge. It may be easier than you think.

What micro-credentials will be available?

How do I get started?

Becoming a Campus Compact-certified Community Engagement Professional requires demonstrating mastery of a variety of key competency areas. This is accomplished by earning micro-credentials—digital certificates that recognize knowledge, skills, experience, and critical commitments in a single competency area. We are currently accepting applications for two micro-credentials:

Ultimately, the Community Engagement Credential Program will include 15 micro-credentials that will become available for application on a rolling basis. Practitioners who earn a requisite number of micro-credentials may apply for Campus Compact’s full certification as a Community Engagement Professional.  Complete guidelines for full certification will be released in the coming months.

Earn a Micro-credential

Credentialing Program Board Members

Operations Advisory Board

  • Mark Gearan Director of the Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Dwight Giles Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • James Lux Counsel, WilmerHale, Boston, MA
  • Yolanda Watson Spiva President and CEO, Strategic Consulting Solutions, Inc.
  • Byron White Vice President, KnowledgeWorks and Executive Director, Strive Partnership

Content Advisory Board

  • Suzanne Buglione Dean, Lash Division of Teaching & Learning, Bristol Community College
  • Eric Batista Chief of Operations and Project Management, Office of the City Manager, Worcester, MA
  • Jennifer Domagal-Goldman National Manager, American Democracy Project
  • Lina Dostilio Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Practice, University of Pittsburgh
  • Timothy Eatman Dean, Honors Living-Learning Community and Associate Professor Urban Education, Rutgers University – Newark
  • Bobbie Laur Associate Vice President for Outreach, Towson University and Executive Director,Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
  • Chris Nayve Associate Vice President for Community Engagement & Anchor Initiatives, University of San Diego
  • Laurie Worrall Executive Director, New York Campus Compact