The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) grew out of the University’s commitment to scholarship, leadership and service. The CCE has grown significantly in the ensuing years, expanding its network to engage many more
CNU Bonner Scholars work on site based teams with one of our eight Bonner Community Partners. These Partners commit to working closely with their Bonners providing professional development and increasing levels of responsibility over their four years together.
The Bonner Program uses a five stage student developmental model that seeks to identify, develop, and integrate service passions, career interests, and academic pursuits.
The story of the Foundation is the story of Bertram and Corella Bonner and their desire to “give back to the Lord what the Lord has given [them].” Both Bertram and Corella Bonner’s personal journeys played a significant role in the development and direction of the Foundation.
In the words of Bertram Bonner, he was born “without a dime” in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York. At the early age of 22, after putting himself through college at night, Mr. Bonner was named Head Treasurer for Heda Green Banks. He had been working with Ms. Green since the beginning of his teenage years and had learned much from the eccentric and well-known woman.