The Civic Engagement Institute is looking for an army of  educated citizen soldiers who can be deployed throughout campus and in communities across the area to use their acquired knowledge to do good work.  If you are interested in widening your lens, going beyond taking classes and obtaining credits, please use the contact information below or fill out the form to the right to begin your journey.

Room 6-129, Hours of Operation

Mondays: 9:00-1:00

Tuesdays: 9:00-1:00

Wednesdays: 9:00-1:00

Thursdays: 9:00-1:00

Fridays: 9:00-1:00

(860) 773-1966

(860) 773-1642

Rafaele Fierro, Civic Engagement Institute Director

Cliff Sargis, Administrative Assistant

Who we are

The Civic Engagement Institute (CEI) consists of a vibrant intellectual space where ideas are discussed and debated for facilitating knowledge and civility and fostering solutions to community problems. The Institute will be the engine by which Tunxis Community College becomes the hub of community life.


Are you interested in seeing how our state’s political process works?

Would you like to network to further your career goals?

Become a Legislative Intern. It is not just for students who are political science majors or want to be politicians!

Service Learning

Students participate in hands on experiences while fulfilling educational objectives. They reflect on how what they have learned in the classroom connects to their experiences in servicing the community.


The Political Awareness Club meets Wednesdays from 1pm to 2pm during the fall 2017 semester. For more information, to join, or to send ideas, visit the PAC page.