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 Contact Information

Democracy House:
Raritan Hall, RM 005
Phone: 732.548.6000 x3486
Email: DemocracyHouse@Middlesexcc.edu

Arianna E. Illa, LSW
Coordinator, Civic Engagement & Experiential Learning
Department of Career and Transfer Services
West Hall room 230
AIlla@Middlesexcc.edu

 Contact Information

Democracy House:
Raritan Hall, RM 005
Phone: 732.548.6000 x3486
Email: DemocracyHouse@Middlesexcc.edu

Arianna E. Illa, LSW
Coordinator, Civic Engagement & Experiential Learning
Department of Career and Transfer Services
West Hall room 230
AIlla@Middlesexcc.edu

Current Programs

Students, Faculty and Staff can get involved in a variety of programs, as well as access service initiatives for the classroom. Our current programs and services include:

Direct Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Bonner Leaders Program
The Bonner Leader Program is a campus-based community service program, through which students can engage directly with local non-profit organizations in yearlong commitment. Each Bonner Leader serves a minimum of 10 hours a week, with the ultimate goal of completing 300 hours of community engagement by the end of the academic year. Bonner Leaders also participate in national student conferences and weekly leadership workshops.

Middlesex County College is the only community college in the national Bonner Leader Program network, which, through your participation, you gain access to. This can be very helpful in the transferring process, in networking for jobs, and in continuing community development. Also, if you are Federal Work Study eligible, Democracy House can be your placement! Other benefits of joining the program include building lifelong friendships with a group of likeminded and diverse peers at Middlesex County College; professional and personal development; and intensive leadership training.

Democracy House Club
Due to enormous student interest in civic engagement and community service, the Center created a student club dedicated to providing services for the community, as well as promoting student leadership and public service in September of 2010. The Democracy House Club holds bimonthly meetings focused on training, service, reflection, and student development.

Campus-Wide Days of Service
Throughout the academic year, Democracy House provides one-day opportunities to participate in service for MCC students, faculty and staff. “Days of Service” may include a guest speakers, as well as reflective panels or workshops to provide an educational component to all service events.

Engaged Learning

Engaged LearningService Learning
Democracy House provides services and support for faculty interested in implementing a service component to their course. Support includes sample syllabus, class projects and connections to service opportunities in Middlesex County.

Awareness Events
Throughout the year, Democracy House, in conjunction with the Department of History and Social Science, strives to sponsor a variety of awareness raising events. Recent events include the college’s first annual One Billion Rising and Take Back the Night initiatives, which both aim to raise awareness of sexual assault and gender violence on college campuses.