About Us

Mission: The Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development (CCE) has as its mission to foster capacity building, health promotion, and social justice through partnerships and projects between Stony Brook University faculty and community members.


  1. Promote community-driven social change initiatives through community-based academic scholarship
  2. Incorporate the knowledge, wisdom, and expertise of community members and research faculty to address community-based challenges as they relate to social, environmental, behavioral, and economic health
  3. Ensure that Stony Brook University faculty and community members are skilled to develop partnerships, build capacity, and implement leadership strategies to work towards meaningful positive change