Bonner Center for Civic Engagement

Advancing Community Engagement and Equity

Ethical engagement with our community is a core value at the University of Richmond. Our students, faculty, and staff connect with organizations across the region through volunteering, community-based learning and research, summer fellowships, and more.

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is committed to supporting student engagement, faculty and staff engagement, community relationships, and institutional engagement, and is home to one of the largest Bonner Scholars Programs in the country.

2023 MLK Celebration

2023 MLK Celebration

This year’s celebration will span the first two weeks of the spring semester and center on the theme "Shaping Tomorrow Today." Programming includes a series of Community Conversations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, the RVA Community Makers exhibition in Heilman Dining Center, A Beloved Community Gathering on January 18, and other featured events.
East End Cemetery

Innovating and Learning with Community

Faculty at the University of Richmond collaborate with regional partners on community-initiated projects, study trips, exhibitions, and more. The number of community-engaged classes offered at UR has increased by 62 percent since 2010.


Deepening Regional Partnerships

The CCE is committed to forming and sustaining long-term, reciprocal partnerships that provide transformative learning experiences for students, deepen faculty engagement, respond to community-identified needs, and contribute to positive change in the region.

If you spend your entire time at UR at that beautiful campus – and it is beautiful – but you have not engaged with all the wonderful and diverse neighborhoods here in Richmond and the people in them, I think your education is not complete.
Jason Kamras

Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools (RPS)

Our Mission, Vision, and Values