The Albion College Community Collaborative (AC3)

An Experimental Learning Lab for Students and Community Partners of Albion College!

About Us

The Albion College Community Collaborative (AC3), is an experiential learning lab designed to allow students to translate ideas into action. In this college and community, work as real-life clients to solve real-life problems.

A unique opportunity for any student interested in problem-solving, working as a team, to offer creative solutions.

Our Goal

AC3, an Albion College partnership sponsored by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation aims to foster and strengthen the bond between the college and community. AC3 offers local small businesses and non-profits the ability to collaborate on projects with Albion College Economics, Business, Accounting, and marketing students. This community building/economic development program seeks to address an ever-changing City of Albion and beyond.

This is an excellent resource for local businesses, organizations, and nonprofits to grow through hands-on consulting support. It allows Albion College students to hone their consulting skills to improve community outcomes.

Students learn in a fast-paced, real-life setting, preparing them for careers of purpose. Courses offer a scaffolded approach to learning. These courses are designed for students to transition from Junior and, Senior Consultants, to Team Leaders. Each course increases students’ responsibility as well as professional development and business acumen.


Please see your advisor to enroll in one of the following courses:

  • Entry Level: AEXL 296
  • Intermediate: AEXL 396
  • Advanced: AEXL 496