The Civic Engagement Pathway Program introduces new students to a wide range of opportunities in Tacoma, supporting their transition to college and the Puget Sound campus, and building a community of support in their Pathway cohort. Not only do students learn about Tacoma and the Puget Sound community, but Pathway members are equipped to better understand themselves in the context of an evolving world and how they can be part of making the world a more equitable and just place. The Civic Engagement Pathway Program is a two-year, cohort-based, academic and co-curricular program for students who are in the first generation in their families to go to college and/or students who have been historically underrepresented at US institutions of higher education. Pathways creates a supportive and thought-provoking community for Pathways members and is designed to build on the unique skill sets and contributions of students in the program. Through experiential learning courses, volunteering, and field trips, students are prepared for their summer internship following their sophomore year. During this summer internship, students apply community and civic engagement practices and theory, while gaining job experience in a field of their interest.