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Graduate Programs

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Fellowship links graduate study with a nine-month field-based professional experience in a partner school, college, or community-based organization.

The application period for 2016-2017 Fellowships closed February 1, 2016.

Community Engagement Fellows work hand-in-hand with their partner organizations to make a deep and powerful impact in the lives of the communities in which they serve.  

This program focuses on diversity and social justice, community development, and organizational change.  Students gain a broad understanding of civic engagement in the nonprofit sector, including trends, theoretical models, and best practices.  This versatile degree will prepare students for outreach and partnership work in schools, colleges, and community organizations.  

Fellows graduate in one year with a Master of Education in Community Engagement (M.Ed.) - equipping them to pursue careers as nonprofit leaders, social change activists, and leaders in the national service learning movement. 

Fellows do clinical residencies with community partner organizations, including:

  • Bread & Roses
  • Beverly Council on Aging
  • Ironstone Farm
  • L’Arche Irenicon
  • Lowell Catholic High School
  • Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Merrimack College, Mission & Student Affairs
  • Merrimack College, School of Education & Social Policy
  • North Andover Public Schools
  • North Shore Community College
  • North Shore Community Development Coalition
  • Northern Essex Community College





Who are our Fellows?

  • 47% acceptance rate for 2015-2016
  • Average Undergrad GPA, 2015-2016 Fellows: 3.5
  • Average graduate class size: 17
  • 2015-2016 Fellows come from 75 different colleges and universities


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