There's a reason Saint Anselm College is ranked 6th in the nation for community service by the Princeton Review.

The Meelia Center for Community Engagement at Saint Anselm College mobilizes students, faculty and staff to collaborate with more than 50 community agencies throughout Greater Manchester. Annually more than 900 members of the campus community provide over 18,000 service hours.

The Mission of the Meelia Center is to connect the college and the community, and sustain them as partners in addressing real-world challenges. The center promotes shared leadership and mutually beneficial engagement in its work in New Hampshire communities and beyond where transformative experiential learning, engaged scholarship and public service take place.

What began as the Center for Volunteers with four sites in 1989 has completely transformed into the Meelia Center for Community Engagement with more than 50 student leaders managing over 50 community partnerships.