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What is Service-Learning?

Service-Learning combines academic instruction with meaningful service in the larger community.

  • Learning - Intentional connection to curriculum
  • Service - Meeting community-determined needs at Local, National and/or Global levels
  • Reflection - Connecting service and learning experiences to gain deeper understanding
  • Assessment - Evaluate the learning
  • Celebration - Recognize the contribution to the community

Why Service-Learning for CGCC Students?

  • Deeper understanding of course material
  • Increased higher order thinking skills (ie: critical thinking, problem solving)
  • Increased motivation to learn
  • Higher rates of persistence and retention
  • Skill acquisition
  • Cultivates civic-mindedness
  • Broadens career possibilities
  • Fosters positive self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Encourages and cultivates healthy social behaviors
  • Increased knowledge of community needs and services

CGCC Service-Learning Program Recognition

Service-Learning enhances what is taught by extending student learning and providing opportunities for students to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life contexts in their communities, locally, nationally, and globally. Please browse our site to learn more at service-learning at CGCC, explore past projects, videos and to meet some of our co-educators (community partners).

Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of TeachingPresident's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll​ 

Community Engagement Classification by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

President's Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll