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     Fredonia Academic Community Engagement
FACE  Center

Fredonia Academic Community Engagement Center
701 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3758
Fax: (716) 673-4973

Carnegie Foundation - Community Engagement Classification

4th Credit Option for Service-Learning! Find out how it works, check out our list of community partners, and download a contract to begin planning a one-credit service-learning project to add to a course!

FACE Center project featured on American Democracy Project Blog

Recent/Upcoming Campus and Community Events

April 22-27: 2014 Earth Week Series of Events

February 23: Jam-making and Canning Workshop with Professor Christina Jarvis, Friendly Kitchen, Rural Ministry, 3:00-4:30 pm

November 17: Pie-making Workshop with Drs. Christina Jarvis and Jeanne Frerichs, Friendly Kitchen, Rural Ministry, 3:30-5:00 pm

November 3, 7 & 8: Screenings and Discussion of Comfort Zone (Nov. 3, Fredonia Grange, 1:30pm; Nov. 7, 101 Jewett Hall, 8pm; Nov. 8 Technology Incubator, 7:30pm)

November 2-9: Days of Service, Events Throughout the Community (Greystone Tree-Care Project, November 2, 1-4pm)

October 16: World Food Day Potluck at Fredonia First Presbyterian Church, 6:00-8:00pm

October 5: Community Tree Planting Event at Greystone Nature Preserve, 11:30am-1:30pm

September 22: International Coastal Cleanup at Wright Park and Point Gratiot, 12:00-2:30 pm

September 17: College Lodge Nature Walk with Dr. Mosher, Bill Moran & Diane Clark, 9:30-11:00 am

August 20: Community Partner & Faculty and Staff Reception. Service learning networking. 1:15 to 2:30, S204 D&E Williams Center.

August 15: Nature Walk with Dr. Terry Mosher at the College Lodge, 1:30-3:00 pm

Our Mission

The Fredonia Academic Community Engagement (FACE) center promotes campus and community collaboration in the areas of civic engagement, sustainability, service learning, and community-based research.

Civic engagement involves the development and application of knowledge and skills through political and non-political processes by active citizens contributing to community and civic life.

Sustainability addresses how best to mitigate the ecological impact of our growth, activities and services across our campus, our community, our nation, and our world while improving on environmental performance and solutions.

Service learning integrates course instruction with community service to encourage civic learning and responsibility, to enrich academic inquiry, and as a bridge between campus and community.

Community-based research involves faculty research and collaboration with regard to identified community needs and expertise, facilitating results and relevance as part of a campus community partnership.

We believe that these objectives are interconnected yet important initiatives in their own right in which specific solutions are attached to broader concerns. Sustainable growth requires engaged citizens while sustainable goals stimulate civic engagement. Civic projects, environmental activities, economic, cultural, and social concerns in the surrounding area provide numerous service learning and research opportunities. Faculty, student, and community collaboration across college courses and the region will play a key role in dynamic civic engagement, sustainable ideas and community-based research efforts.

As each aspect of FACE develops, it strengthens the center’s overarching mission to facilitate related programs, activities, discussion, and visibility. We continue to seek new and innovative campus community connections, and are confident that this FACE of SUNY will help meet unique opportunities and challenges across our campus community and region. We welcome your contribution and participation in this effort. Please contact our FACE staff with any questions or input. 


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