Located in the heart of a complex urban region and possessing unique resources of value to that region, CCS recognizes a responsibility to serve the community of which it is a part. Thus, its mission includes not only collegiate education in art and design but community education as well. The goals of its community outreach activities include:
- bringing the enrichment of art and design education to a wider population
- illuminating the satisfying career opportunities available in the art and design fields
- increasing the representation of minorities in the art and design professions
- promoting economic and community development in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
Community outreach occurs in many ways at CCS, through the activities of individual faculty members, through the academic departments, and through special projects and programs. These offices play key roles in outreach and comprise the Community Arts Division: Center Galleries (described above), Pre-College and Continuing Studies and Community Arts Partnerships.