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Learning Through Experience. Meeting Community Needs.

The Sarbanes Center helps students gain real world experience. We connect you to hands-on, experiences combining your interests with all fields of study to experiences with businesses, government agencies, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

Having experience can be an advantage as you pursue your educational and employment goals. Become career-ready by acquiring skills, gaining knowledge and networking in the community. Through the Sarbanes Center, students can:

Intern: Gain on-the-job work experience related to your major while working with an employer mentor and a faculty advisor.

Research: Learn about survey design, public outreach and results analysis by collecting public opinion data for the county, community groups and clients.

Travel: Take courses led by AACC faculty in domestic and international locations.

Volunteer through service-learning: Serve your community and make a difference to gain a better understanding of your course work.

For Business and Community Members

The Sarbanes Center welcomes the opportunity to build sustainable partnerships with businesses, government agencies, schools and nonprofit organizations to engage AACC students in meaningful experiences in the community. AACC students have a wealth of talent, skills and enthusiasm and can make valuable contributions to your organization. To learn how to partner with the Sarbanes Center, call us at 410-777-2053.

Partner of the Year Project

The Sarbanes Center Partner of the Year project brings together all of the resources of the center in a year-long collaboration to make a greater impact in the community. A community partner is selected through an application process, and community-based activities are designed to engage students in outstanding and relevant real-world learning experiences while also meeting the needs of the community partner.

Our Partners of the Year

FY19: Anne Arundel Food Bank

FY18: Seeds 4 Success

FY17:  Hope for All

FY16:  Hospice of the Chesapeake

FY15:  Rebuilding Together

FY14:  Centro de Ayuda

FY13:  Partners in Care

Senator Sarbanes

The Sarbanes Center was created as a tribute to former Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, the longest-serving senator in Maryland history, for his support of higher education and his service to Maryland communities. Anne Arundel Community College seeks to replicate the Senator's dedication to meeting community needs by strengthening curriculum to develop engaged citizens.

National Recognition

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification

Anne Arundel Community College received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation. The elective classification recognizes applicants for excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.  AACC is one of only 20 community colleges that hold the designation in the nation.  


View our
2019 Annual Report.

Ask In Person

Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service

Careers Center Building Room 314
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Cathy Doyle

Program Assistant
Elizabeth Gallagher