Community Based Learning
Community-Based Learning combines the best of active learning and civic engagement by connecting classroom learning with service projects that benefit the community. Students gain hands-on experience that puts course material into practice, while creating mutually-beneficial relationships with community partners to make a real difference.
Students who participate in community-based learning report strengthened academic performance, increased motivation to engage in their coursework, and heightened awareness of issues impacting the community. In fact, nearly 98 percent of students felt that their community-based learning experience significantly increased their knowledge about issues and concepts presented in the classroom.