About the CCSI

Center for Community Service Initiatives

About the CCSI


The mission of Barry University's Center for Community Service Initiatives is to foster civic engagement among students, faculty, and staff in the pursuit of social justice. By providing programs, services, and resources, the Center supports community-engaged teaching and learning, research, and service.

The Center functions as both a catalyst and the coordinating unit for reciprocal partnerships between the University and the wider community, designed to create long-term, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic, and environmental problems.


The Center for Community Service Initiatives will be the premier community engagement resource at Barry University, widely recognized for facilitating social change rooted in the Dominican Catholic tradition.


The Center for Community Service Initiatives adheres to the core commitments of Barry University—particularly social justice and collaborative service—while promoting collaboration, diversity, and social responsibility as essential values.

Programs and Events

Alternative Breaks, Barry Service Corps, Barry Urban Garden, Campus Democracy Project, Community Engagement Showcase & Awards, Days of Service, Deliberative Dialogue Series, Faculty Learning Community for Engaged Scholarship, Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

Resources and Services

Community-based research incentives, community engagement library resources, community partnership coordination, reflection resources, seminars and workshops, service-learning course designation


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