Who we are:
The Mission of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement (SCCE) is to:
Promote the ideals of public service and social responsibility by fostering community-based experiential learning and civic engagement for students, faculty and staff.
Facilitate training, research and educational enrichment through collaborative efforts with campus groups, as well as local, state and regional community organizations and government agencies, and
Cultivate connections between scholarship and the public interest.
How you can help:
Make an impact and a gift today by contributing to our Student Fellows.
Student Fellowships - The SCCE looks forward to being able to offer Fellowships to more Stockton students, increasing the opportunities for them to become community leaders working for social justice in Atlantic City and Pleasantville.
More about our fellows: In fall 2014, the Stockton University Center for Community Engagement (SCCE), in collaboration with the Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD) and the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Urban Development Agency, launched the Homework Completion Program. The program focused on one of Atlantic City’s public housing projects, the Stanley S. Holmes Village, with the goals to engage children in their schoolwork, encourage them to pursue a college education, and foster trust in local police officers. The program also offers the opportunity for Stockton students to serve the community.
Following the success of Stanley Holmes Village, a second program began in fall 2015 at another public housing complex—Buzby Homes Village. Following the success of the program’s expansion to Buzby Homes Village, the Homework Completion Program expanded to the Atlantic City Police Athletic League. Although that program ended, a new Homework Completion Program began in fall 2017 at the Pleasantville Public Library and was expanded, almost immediately, from one day a week to four days a week.
The programs have proven successful thus far. Among all of the programs, 312 Stockton students and 13 police officers are supporting roughly 198 Atlantic City and Pleasantville students in the AY17. Anecdotal and empirical evidence suggest that the Homework Completion Program is succeeding in keeping students engaged with their homework and fostering the students’ confidence in police officers in the communities served by the program.
SCCE Student Fellows are integral to the operation of the Homework Completion Programs. In addition to tutoring, Student Fellows manage the programs on-site, communicate with the SCCE administration and advocate for what the children need. While they are in the community, they are examining the underlying causes of social issues and work with the Center to try to adapt programming to address the needs they see. Student Fellows also collect and, with the support of the Community Projects Coordinator, analyze data about our programs so that we can use evidence to inform our practices. The Student Fellows earn $10 per hour for their work and can work up to 100 hours per semester, making their stipend for each semester $1,000. The SCCE Student Fellow roster has grown over the last 3 years in size, diversity, and capability. The SCCE looks forward to being able to offer Fellowships to more Stockton students, increasing the opportunities for them to become community leaders working for social justice in Atlantic City and Pleasantville.