Community Advancement Programs

Community Advancement Programs (CAP) is housed within APU’s Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL), which cultivates academically integrated learning experiences for community impact, professional development, and lifelong learning.

CAP employs APU students using community-based Federal Work-Study monies to fund need-based programs that serve a twofold purpose: (1) benefit the local community and strengthen university-community partnerships, and (2) intentionally support the educational development and goals of student workers involved in these programs. 

Positions in the program are off-campus at locations such as local nonprofit organizations and schools. Employed students will:

  • Gain experiential learning to strengthen career competencies, such as critical thinking, leadership, intercultural fluency, and teamwork
  • Contribute to meeting community need
  • Develop personal and civic responsibility to shape future community engagement and vocation

Students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study funds through their financial aid package may apply for CAP positions by searching for opportunities on Handshake (select “Jobs,” then enter “CAP” in the search field).


Contact for more information. The Center for Career and Community-Engaged Learning is located in Building 22 on East Campus.