The Community Engagement Option (CEO)is a unique and innovative partnership of Wilfrid Laurier University and The Working Centre (TWC). It offers credit courses that provide students with experiential learning opportunities in downtown Kitchener focused on Social Inclusion, Local Democracy, and Community Enterprise. Students learn about these concepts while attending classes in various locations across the downtown, and participating as volunteers within the many initiatives of TWC. They read, reflect and participate together as a means to deepen their learning about community. The CEO expands and challenges worldviews within an educational setting that blends both classroom and experiential learning.