The mission of the AUCA Center for Civic Engagement is threefold:
1. Enhance the welfare of the local, national, and international communities in which AUCA, its students, its faculty, and its staff are situated;
2. Instill in students, faculty, and staff an ethic of civic engagement and social responsibility;
3. Enhance the capacity of AUCA students, faculty, and staff to be positive members of and leaders in their local, national, and international communities, particularly by engaging thoughtfully in matters of public concern.
The purpose of SIDP is to develop leadership potential and professional skills among students, supporting them in the implementation of their civic engagement initiatives through consultation, individual mentorship, and different trainings and workshops. SIDP aims at the development of Civic Engagement Culture and increase Sense of Agency among AUCA students, since as future leaders of the region, they will have to deal with complex social problems.
In conjunction with the AUCA International and Business Law Department, the work of the clinic is aimed at solving social problems by providing free legal help to the socially vulnerable part of the population.
Institute provides services for the community of Bishkek and serves as a platform for research and trainings for professionals inside and outside of AUCA. Specialists of IBH provide psychological counseling and assessment services, psychiatric consultations, counseling and trainings for parents of special kids and trainings for community specialists. IBH also provides a range of free-of-charge services to individuals in need and offers a graduate internship program. The Institute works in close collaboration with a number of community partners to provide counseling, assessment and trainings for individuals and specislists.