Community Service-Learning promotes positive social change by providing reflective experiential opportunities with diverse community partners. Community Service-Learning is a method of teaching where students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized community service. Faculty members work with community-based organizations to create a service experience that relates to the course of study. There are three major components to Community Service-Learning:
This form of learning
emphasizes critical thinking and a heightened sense of awareness of community and societal issues allowing for practical application of knowledge through service.
Students engage in
activities that meet an
identified community need, usually designed in close
partnership with a
Students have structured
opportunities to reflect on their experience and how the service connects to course content, personal
values and civic
Source: Corporation for National and Community Service
Faculty and Community Partners Collaborations
We work with a number of organizations and grassroots leaders to support the mission of their programs. Academic and community partners interested in learning more about
community service-learning can contact our office at (347) 577-4020.