Projects of the BT2P Community

Regional Community Engagement Council, Albany, New York


With a Multi-Institutional Innovation Grant from Bringing Theory to Practice, eight colleges and universities in the Albany, New York region created the Regional Community Engagement Council, building on previous informal collaborations and a shared commitment to community-based learning.  The RCEC launched a learning community of Engaged Scholar Teachers, small grants for the development of community-engagement courses, and a peer-mentoring initiative.  It is a particularly strong demonstration of the value of regional collaboration among diverse sectors.


Siena College, Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Schenectady County Community College, Skidmore College, The College of St. Rose, The SAGE Colleges, and The University at Albany

Institutional Type:

  • 2-year or community college
  • 4-year liberal arts college
  • 4-year comprehensive college
  • Doctoral university
  • Doctoral university, high research


  • Civic and community engagement
  • Faculty development
  • Program design


New York


Ruth Kassel, [email protected]