Bonner Center

The Bonner Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Carson-Newman University prepares future-minded servant leaders committed to building and sustaining a caring community through integration of academic excellence and community engagement. Our programs encourage students to live the values of Carson-Newman University through courageous pursuit of social justice, truth, beauty, and goodness.

We build a strong culture of community engagement; We strengthen engaged scholarship by faculty and students; We foster collaborative and sustained partnerships between the University and the community; We advocate sustainable social justice solutions to community challenges. 




The Bonner Center's programs are changing lives. See Randall Nored's Story below.




“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Join your school community in the largest annual service day on campus! You can be involved in service projects such as planting trees, painting, reading to blind residents, working at a thrift store, doing lawn work, building bookshelves, repairing animal kennels, and much more. To learn more and sign up today:

Remember, you can be the difference you want to see in this world.


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