Although we are working remotely during COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, we are open and continue to work with students and teachers over Zoom. Contact the Center to schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Discover Community Service
Like working with animals?
Want to work in a hospital setting?
Of a political mindset? We have listings for local representatives, nonprofits working on issues like the environment, gun violence prevention, health, and more – get involved!
Discover service opportunities in these areas and more through our CCES Volunteer Opportunities Database. Work with us to match your interests with our database. If you are interested, please complete the Volunteer Form and contact us at email@example.com
The Database is not currently available online.
Attend an Event
See upcoming virtual events for Spring 2021 below.
Join a Club
There are a number of clubs at NNHS which are involved in civic engagement or community service. CCES advises the Next Gen Voices Club which is currently engaged in a number of activities. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Start your Own Initiative
We are also happy to talk with you about getting started on your own civic initiative! Have an idea? Come talk with us! Need some money to accomplish your goals? We also have a Civic Action Grant program that can help you get started. Fill out the Grant Application if you are interested.
NEW in 2021! Apply for the Seals of Civic Action or Social Justice
These Seals are available to junior and seniors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making change in their community through service and civic engagement and are administered by CCES and the NNHS Office for Human Rights. For more information about the Seals, please visit our page on Seals of Civic Action and Social Justice.
If you are interested in learning more about civic engagement and earning credit, consider becoming a Classroom Aide for a semester or the academic year at the Center. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
The office is working remotely due to the COVID pandemic and the following events are taking place virtually. We look forward to resuming larger, in-person events when it is safe to do so. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about an event.
Let’s Talk About Housing: How Housing Shapes a Community (date to be confirmed)
Student-organized and led Housing Day which will explore housing issues and policies and their impact on demographics, housing patterns, transportation and the environment. In partnership with NNHS Next Gen Voices and NNHS Faculty. Open to all NNHS students. Stay tuned for more details.
April 24, 2021
NNHS Next Gen Voices will host an art event highlighting the talents of artists of color living in Newton. Submissions by fine, performing and visual artists that consider culture, race, ethnicity, and identity are welcome, but artists should feel free to submit art of any kind. This event will take place at Newton North and will include an area for performing and visual art, as well tables to display the fine arts. Please stay tuned for more details.
Volunteer with us at the Center!
We are always delighted to work with NNHS students and parent/guardian volunteers in our work at the Center.
All NNHS students can volunteer in the office or for CCES events and initiatives. Students can also assist in the office as Classroom Aides for one or two semesters, and may be eligible to receive academic credit.
In the past, our student volunteers have assisted with our Mock Elections, fundraising and collection drives, special events, general office work and have supported local nonprofits.