Jefferson Community College Community Engagement

Jefferson Community College Community Engagement

A snapshot of Community Engagement and Applied Learning at Jefferson Community College

Center for Community Studies

The Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College supports and facilitates a wide range of community-building and educational activities that engage the community. In collaboration with community partners, The Center conducts unbiased community-based research and provides a forum for the productive discussion of ideas and issues of significance to the community. Through the Center for Community Studies (CCS) at Jefferson Community College, nearly 400 JCC students each year gain real-world experience applying the concepts and mathematics learned in their classes to actual research. Under College supervision, students in Mathematical Probability and Statistics I and II, as well as many students in Elementary Statistics, have the opportunity to participate in all levels of research-design of studies, formulation of questions, data collection, data cleansing and analysis, interpretation, compilation and presentation of data to community at large. The research conducted by the CCS is often the catalyst to improve communities with the data used by local leaders, planners and grant writers to validate, support and fund the development of new initiatives. Research topics are relevant to the local community and the data collected and analyzed is local, not statewide, national or even regional in nature.

Campus contact:
Karen Freeman, Marketing & Public Relations Officer
315 786-2234

Jefferson Community College

1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601