Columbia College Chicago

Civic Engagement

For Columbia Faculty

Mission-Driven Work

Columbia College's mission calls for active involvement with the urban community. As the largest arts and media college in the country (serving over 10,000 students) Columbia College provides an excellent environment in which CCAP's faculty-infused Urban Missions program can thrive.

With your expertise as Columbia College faculty put to use in our assorted CCAP initiatives, you help us implement and nurture college-community partnerships that extend the learning environment for our students and promote positive social change. CCAP believes that all members of its network - from Columbia College faculty and students, to teaching artists, community youth, and nonprofit staff - have much to offer each other in knowledge and expertise.

Experiential-Learning Courses

CCAP partners with faculty in a variety of ways on many different experiential-learning courses at Columbia College. For more information on the courses we partner with, download our Course Book. If you would like your course to be included on this list, please contact

Course Book

Columbia College Partners

CCAP currently works with over two dozen Columbia College partners to bring CCAP programming to life and provide valuable urban mission opportunities to the College's students and staff. View details about the Columbia College Academic Departments, Centers, and organizations integral to CCAP's success.

Department Book

Community-Based Partners

CCAP partners with over two dozen community-based organizations to create quality arts programs and experiential learning opportunities for students. For a complete list of CCAP community partners click here, or explore their profiles by flipping through our comprehensive CBO Book.

 CBO Book