Civic Engagement

Working to make an impact

A well-rounded education extends beyond the classroom to promote quality of life in the communities we call home. That’s civic engagement at its best. We encourage our students to become more involved in civic life at all levels. Here’s how you can make a difference on campus and in the world around you.

Civic Engagement

Get involved in promoting public awareness and discourse on campus and in the community

Leadership Development

Take the lead in developing your skills and giving back to the community

Hands-On Experience

Boost your resume, earn college credit, and get real-world experience

On the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Campus


America Reads/America Counts Program.

CGCC students are employed as reading or math tutors for preschool through elementary-age children at local schools. This program qualifies as Federal Work Study employment, and among the options available through CGCC’s Career Services. Background checks and fingerprint clearance cards are required. Students earn money to help pay their educational expenses while providing a much-needed community service. 

Tutors not only help solve the literacy problem, they help inspire elementary students to make higher education a long-term goal.

If you are interested in the America Reads/America Counts program, please contact for more information.

Associated Students of Chandler-Gilbert Community College (ASCGCC).

ASCGCC serves Chandler-Gilbert students by representing a collective voice to college administration. It also connects CGCC students with other Maricopa Community College, plans a variety of activities and events throughout the year, and supports all CGCC clubs and organizations. Learn how you can make Chandler-Gilbert the best it can be through ASCGCC.

Within the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)


Maricopa Student Senate (MSS)

The MSS is a student representative body of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and is composed of one senator from each of the 10 colleges. The MSS advocates for the common interests of all MCCCD students by sharing their achievements and concerns with the Governing Board, Chancellor, colleges, administrators, fellow students, and the community at large. Learn how to get involved in the MSS.

Within Your City and State


Register to vote

Make your voice heard come Election Day. Start by registering to vote

Be counted in the U.S. Census

The U.S. Census, conducted every 10 years, is how government representation is determined. Learn more about the Census, and check your local city website for more information.


Volunteerism drives communities forward. You can help at homeless shelters, by tutoring children, or by engaging in arts and cultural activities. Find ideas on how to help your community today.