Academic Community Engagement

Building communities that thrive in the Capital Region and beyond

  • ACE builds, maintains, and strengthens a network of partners, initiatives, and communities committed to building a more just, peaceable and humane world.
    ACE builds, maintains, and strengthens a network of partners, initiatives, and communities committed to building a more just, peaceable and humane world.
  • ACE innovates, demonstrates, and takes to scale evidence-based approaches to community engagement and development that respond to local needs by creating system change.
    ACE innovates, demonstrates, and takes to scale evidence-based approaches to community engagement and development that respond to local needs by creating system change.
  • ACE connects knowledge and action through rigorous experiential learning programs.
    ACE connects knowledge and action through rigorous experiential learning programs.
  • ACE cultivates civic health through initiatives that increase social capital of our local, national, and global communities.
    ACE cultivates civic health through initiatives that increase social capital of our local, national, and global communities.
  • ACE builds, develops, and maintains concern for justice and diversity in all our work.
    ACE builds, develops, and maintains concern for justice and diversity in all our work.
  • ACE is nationally recognized as a leading model for community-engaged campuses.
    ACE is nationally recognized as a leading model for community-engaged campuses.

The Center for Academic Community Engagement (ACE) takes a leadership role on reducing poverty and social injustice in the Capital Region by facilitating deep, meaningful, and long-term engagement opportunities among Siena students, postgraduates, faculty, and nonprofit community partners. Focusing on five issue areas -- education, health, homelessness, hunger, and justice -- ACE supports and enhances the work of our community partners through a multifaceted DEEP Service approach to capacity building.

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Academic Community Engagement News

  • Class of 2020: In Focus- Eileen Bohen '20

    Meet Eileen Bohen '20, commuter student and Bonner Fellow from Colonie, NY.

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  • Siena Student Selected to Participate in #CollegeDebate16

    Eric Brower, a rising senior and Community Policy Institute (CPI) Fellow, continued to follow his passion for politics, and was selected as one of the six student representatives for New York State in the #CollegeDebate16 Conference. Read More

  • Siena Hosts Engage for Change Conference

    Siena’s Center for Academic Community Engagement (ACE) hosted its second annual Engage for Change Conference Wednesday, May 18 on campus. Read More


Center for Academic Community Engagement

St. Thomas More House

PH: (518) 782‑6886

FX: (518) 786‑5080


OFFICE HOURS:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


ADDRESS:
Center for Academic Community Engagement
1 Fiddlers Lane
Loudonville, NY 12211


MAILING ADDRESS:
Siena College; Center for Academic Community Engagement
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Saint Spotlight

Emerald Power

Class of 2019

Biology Major

Troy, NY


The Bonner Program and the ACE office allows its members the opportunity to go out into the community and create a sustainable, lasting change in the Capital Region Area. As a freshman Bonner, I served as a Girl Scout Leader for the Siena Girl Scout Club at three different troops in the area, working to teach leadership skills and empower the young girls.

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