Please note: The Service-Learning program is changing names and is now referred to as the Community-Engaged Learning program. Community-engaged learning is replacing the term service-learning because it speaks more to the reciprocal, collaborative nature of the pedagogy.

From Classroom to Community!

The community-engaged learning program is offered through the Engaged Learning Office within Academic Affairs at SLCC. In community-engaged learning courses, you get engaged in your community! Learn course content and discover firsthand how it applies in the real world. Gain practical experience, develop your resume, and build your networks while also working toward your degree or certificate. Get involved in critical social issues and make a difference!

“SL is a form of experiential education where students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities internally designed to promote student learning and development” (Jacoby, 1996, p. 5)."

Examples include:

  • Promoting literacy in afterschool or community programs as a part of your English or Communications class.
  • Working with a non-profit community partner or governmental group to identify potential research topics in Business or History.
  • Participate in local advocacy efforts focused on important social causes as a part of a Sociology or Marketing class.

Why Community-Engaged Learning

Community-Engaged Learning Student Fund (CELSF)

The Community-Engaged Learning Student Fund (CELSF) is for students enrolled in community-engaged learning classes and select other programs. These students may request funding up to $500 to offset costs directly related to their community-engaged learning projects! Just submit a proposal explaining the details of your project and how it relates to your course learning objectives to apply for funding. If you need assistance writing your proposal essay questions the SLCC Student Writing & Reading Center is an excellent resources and students are able to schedule both online and in-person appointments. Approved funds can be used for consumable goods only such as food, school supplies or even travel costs! Contact the Engaged Learning Specialist if you have any questions.

Submit Proposal
Submit Final Report

Check out our Community-Engaged Learning Student Fund (CELSF) Policy to learn more about how to use this grant!


Designated Community-Engaged Learning Classes

SLCC has designated community-engaged learning classes in a wide variety of disciplines, from Sociology to English, Business to Education. Find a class that's right for you and take your learning beyond the classroom! Check the searchable schedule and register today!

Civically Engaged Scholars

Get involved in Civically Engaged Scholars through the Thayne Center and graduate with honors while also gaining hands-on experience with issues you care about.

Volunteer Opportunities