Colby College has been actively engaged in the Waterville community since its founding. Colby students volunteer countless hours in the community, students learn through courses with community involvement, faculty live and volunteer in the community, and community members are active in various aspects of the College including attending theater and music performances, athletic events, the art museum, and much more.

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement will lead Colby’s efforts to deepen and expand its involvement in Waterville and the region. Through service learning and community-based learning courses, faculty research and consulting, student internships and research, and other innovative teaching and learning strategies, Colby students, faculty, and staff will become more engaged in Waterville, in the state of Maine, and beyond.

For more information about how your organization can partner with Colby, please contact Alice Elliott (


Civic Engagement Workshop with Nick Longo