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  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.


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Carnegie Foundation

Siena College is proud to have its prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement classification renewed in 2024. Because of this designation and our commitment to building reciprocal partnerships with our local organizations and community members, ACE has adapted the Carnegie Foundation’s definition of community engagement.

Open VISTA Positions

We are still accepting applications for 2023! 

For more information, please reach out to our Assistant Director or VISTA Leaders!

Certificate in Community Development

Considering a career in community service and engagement? Our certificate in community development provides an enriching, hands-on service experience at the urban, rural and global levels. 

Center for Academic Community Engagement

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

St. Thomas More House, 1 Fiddlers Lane, Loudonville, NY 12211