In 2021, Center for Community Engagement and Impact launched a new strategic plan to build on VCU's success as a community-engaged institution while finding ways to further realize authentic community-university collaboration.
Our strategic plan aligns with the themes of VCU's strategic plan, Quest 2025: Together We Transform.
The CEI guiding principles are those ideals and beliefs that provide us constant direction on developing impactful community engagement and high-quality university-community partnerships. They are the lens through which we actualize VCU’s mission and form the foundation of our work.
The Center for Community Engagement and Impact provides expertise for high-quality community engagement while leveraging university resources to address critical community-identified needs. The center is VCU’s central hub to convene and coordinate authentic community-university partnerships that strengthen research, student learning, and faculty success.
Infuse and inspire the principles and practices of authentic community engagement across the institution to positively impact student success, teaching and scholarship.
Serve as the centralized hub to coordinate mutually beneficial partnerships and expand access and utilization of university resources to address community-identified needs.
Include and represent community perspective to inform university policy, programs and practices.
Leverage VCU’s diverse assets and urban setting to contribute to the field of community engagement and position VCU as a preeminent national model.