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 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 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 is nationally recognized as a leading model for community-engaged campuses.
Siena’s Center for Academic Community Engagement (ACE) is built on community-engaged learning. Saints who participate in ACE programs have the opportunity to enhance their academic experiences by getting out of the classroom and into the world.
Through any of our nine programs, current students and postgraduates have the opportunity to build meaningful long-term relationships with nonprofit partners in the Capital Region. ACE members actively engage with the community by participating in both direct and indirect service, providing them experience with real-world issues such as poverty, homelessness, hunger, and social injustice.