Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement

The Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement at Fitchburg State University responds to the needs of the community the university serves.


Create a vibrant university-Fitchburg community wherein students, residents, and entrepreneurs live, work, seek an education, engage in recreation and leisure, and invest back into their community.


Heighten social capital and community cohesion by enriching the lives of neighborhood residents, local entrepreneurs, university students, and greater Fitchburg through evidence-based high-impact educational practices and community and economic development.


Community Investments

Affirm, enhance, and maintain a partnership and collaboration between the university and its surrounding neighborhood residents, business owners, faith-based leaders, other community organizations and leaders, public officials, students and educators, for the greater purpose of community and economic development and neighborhood revitalization.

University Investments

Increase student learning and success by engaging students in high-impact educational practices and learning opportunities through community-based internships, research, and service learning projects.


David P. Weiss, Ph.D.