"Creating a Bridge Between the Community and the Classroom."

Direct Service. Participatory Action Research. Community Immersion. Non-Profit Internship.

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Community-based learning is a form of service learning that provides students with hands-on experience in local non-profits. CSA's Community-Based Learning program supports students taking CBL classes for academic credit. CBL students engage in organized service activities, guided reflection, and critical analysis. CBL students advance the LMU mission to educate the whole person by participating in experiential learning in diverse communities. CBL students volunteer with community partners to build organizational capacity, fulfill their mission and enhance programs.

CBL Director

  • Develop course with faculty
  • Match community partners volunteer opportunities with course learning outcomes
  • Guide students with pre-/post-service reflection
  • Organize course logistics including CBL orientations, site visits, community partner classroom presentations
  • Coordinate on-campus community partner orientations, pre-service requirements (Live Scan)
  • Grant collaboration with faculty

CBL Student Coordinators

  • Provide peer support for students enrolled in CBL courses
  • Update placement sheets with profiles of community partners
  • Conduct CBL orientation in classroom
  • Assist students with placement logistics
  • Distribute, collect and manage service agreements & supervisor evaluations
  • Track & report student service hours to faculty

If you have any questions about Community Based Learning, contact us at CBL@lmu.edu.