Working with the communities we serve

Community Engagement at Maricopa Community Colleges is charged with promoting positive relationships between our organization and community groups, civic organizations, nonprofits, and municipalities. Furthermore, we believe in offering students opportunities to learn and grow beyond the classroom.
The Chancellor with two student winners of the Medallion award

Chancellor's Civic Leadership Medallion

For current part-time or full-time students who are active, engaged community members, you could be honored with the Chancellor's Civic Leadership Medallion. Whether you are graduating from your college to advance into your chosen career or are transferring to a university degree program, distinguish your résumé by applying for the Medallion program.

A speaker at a podium addresses a group

Student Public Policy Forum

An academic program that provides opportunities for students in public policy, the courses focus on experiential learning and leadership development through engagement in the public policy process. No political experience is necessary to register. Students from all our colleges, backgrounds, majors, and experiences are encouraged to participate!

Community members voicing their concerns and working on solutions

Community advisory committees

The leadership of Maricopa Community Colleges meets regularly with community advisory committees to foster inclusiveness, engagement, and respect, as well as to gain insight into the interests represented by the committees.

Raul H. Castro pictured with members of the community

Raul H. Castro Institute

Named after the Honorable Raul H. Castro, the institute was created with the mission of creating opportunities to empower the Latino/Latina Community. The work of the institute includes recognizing those Arizona Latina Trailblazers who helped shape history of our state.

Contact Community Engagement

Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, Director

Michele Gama, Administrative Assistant