Center for Leadership & Community Engagement

Community Partners

Connecting with CLCE

CLCE believes that community members are co-educators along with our faculty and staff in teaching students about the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time. Each year, CLCE partners with over 250 non-profit and civic organizations throughout Central Florida (and beyond) through academic projects such as, service-learning courses, community-based research, volunteer opportunities, internships and Immersion experiences. Students, faculty, and staff are involved in community impact areas ranging from the environment, poverty, arts and culture, immigration, youth education, senior adults, public health, and more.

CLCE strives to develop intentional and reciprocal relationships that are focused on student-learning and community progress, especially with economically and historically underserved communities and issues. Community partnerships often take time, effort, and energy to fully develop. Community partners are invited to participate in all community engagement events sponsored by the office, including faculty development opportunities, educational speakers, and service projects.

Non-profit community organizations that have opportunities for Rollins students, faculty, and staff to become engaged are invited to contact Office and Community Coordinator, Sofia Macias at Academic partnership opportunities (research and service-learning courses) are sent to faculty interested in similar topics and experiences. Non-profit organizations looking to develop new partnerships with Rollins will be encouraged to meet with a CLCE staff member to discuss opportunities to build a mutually beneficial relationship grounded in learning and action. CLCE will conduct a site visit and needs assessment with community organizations.

Non-Profit Community Organizations can also get involved in promoting learning opportunities with CLCE in the following ways:

The VolunTAR
Community Partner Tour for New Faculty (Fall)
R-Community Student Involvement Fair (September and January)
“Chat and Chew” Workshop Series for Community Engagement Co-Educators

In addition, non-profit community organizations and leaders are encouraged to visit other departments at Rollins committed to campus/community collaborations. These include:

Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership
Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement
The Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub

Our Community Partners

Throughout the year, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement partners with many different organizations and programs. The following community partners are separated by impact areas. Feel free to click on the links below to find out more about these great community partners!

Civic & Political
City of Orlando
City of Winter Park
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Disability Inclusion

A Gift for Teaching
Adult Literacy League
Fern Creek Elementary School 

Environment & Animal Welfare
Back to Nature
Environmental Protection Division
Genius Preserve
Henry Nehrling Society

Journey's End
Mead Garden
SPCA Seminole County
Society of St. Andrew

Faith Based
Islamic Center of Central Florida


Human Rights & Immigration
Farmworkers Association of Florida
Catholic Charities
The Center
Hope CommUnity Center
Zebra Coalition

Hunger, Homelessness, & Affordable Housing
Coalition for the Homeless

Senior Adults
The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Home

Westminster Towers

Women & Gender
Beta Center-Dress for Success
Harbor House

Ongoing Opportunities

Rollins has several community partners who have regularly scheduled events. Check out the list below to find ongoing service opportunities!

If you are a community partner interested in posting service opportunities, please register on The VolunTar

If you are a Rollins student, staff, or faculty member looking for a service opportunity, please log in to MyFoxlink. Under the Community tab, on the right-hand side, click on "Volunteer Opportunities." Opportunities in the database can be filtered by date, organization name, location, and/or impact area.

Please contact the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement at if you have any questions.