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Compassion in Action

This page is dedicated to showcasing examples of charitable acts and service projects that permeate the ethos of the CCSU campus. If you would like to highlight the work that you or your group is doing, please send your information including website link if available to:

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

        ~ Maya Angelou

Forum for Contemplative Practices

The CCSU Campus of Compassion campaign was first suggested by members of The Forum that emphasizes the value of contemplative practices as one means to build a more just, peaceful and compassionate world.

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CCSU Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement is at the center of many of the service learning opportunities that benefit the city of New Britain and the wider region.

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Community Central

A major project of the Office of Community Engagement, Community Central is located in downtown New Britain. It provides opportunities for every CCSU student to engage in his or her community in meaningful ways.

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Department of Psychological Science Compassionate Community Award

The "Developing a Compassionate Community" award provides an opportunity to apply the principles of psychology in a way that will enhance and better the community.

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CCSU Sandwich Heros

Sandwich Hero Project

Every month a different group of CCSU students, faculty, or staff gathers together at the Newman Center to make 150 sandwiches for the homeless people that fill the South Park Inn shelter every night.

Image Above - Congratulations and thank you to the SUOAF Sandwich Heroes who completed 170 sandwiches for the South Park Inn shelter on March 22, 2017 in a record breaking time of 33 minutes -  giving credence to the saying that "many hands make light work."

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Hearts and Minds without Fear

Based on the title of their book, CCSU Professors Barbara Clark and Joss French work with preservice teachers in elementary education using an authentic compassionate community based paradigm of teaching and learning.

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CCSU Food Pantry

MARIA'S PLACE - CCSU Community Pantry

A FREE Service for ALL Current CCSU Students, Faculty & Staff Who Are in Need of Food Assistance

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Ana Grace Project Establishes Partnership, New Home at CCSU

Anna Grace and CCSU

07/26/2017 - The Ana Grace Project (AGP), established to promote love, community, and connection in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, has a new home at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.

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CCSU Jumpstart

CCSU JumpStart

CCSU Jumpstart matches committed and passionate CCSU students to with preschool-age children in New Britain to work on reading, writing and social skills.

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CCSU Habitat for Humanity

The CCSU Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity assists on projects in the Hartford and New Britain areas, and soon we will begin assisting the Middlesex Area Habitat for Humanity on their future projects in Middletown.

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