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Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic instruction through guided reflection.

Through Service-Learning you can:

  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Explore career options
  • Grow socially and personally
  • Strengthen your community

Get Involved: Partners

If you are interested in being a service-learning site:

Get Involved: Students

  1. Complete a General Assumption of Risk for Students form.
  2. Find an approved service-learning partner.


What is the difference between volunteering, internships and service-learning?

Volunteering is performing a service or good work, but it is not necessarily connected to classroom instruction.

Internships involve hands-on learning experiences but there may be little or no emphasis on service.

Service-learning focuses equally on the service being provided and the learning taking place. Service-learning meets a learning goal and involves reflection.


For more resources, please visit MCCCD Service-learning and the Center for Civic Participation.