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  • Overview
  • Service-Learning Models
  • Program Recognition
  • Partners List
  • Faculty Recognition
  • Resources

​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
*The service-learning model is typically, although not exclusively, determined by the faculty member.*
Individual Placements
Individual ECTE Placements
Class Projects
Group Projects
Honors Projects
One-Day Events
CGCC's Signature Into the Streets Event
CGCC Service-Learning Program Recognition 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).
Presdient's Honor Roll
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification, 2006 and 2015
Innovation of the Year
Service-Learning at CGCC is possible thanks to our amazing co-educators! Browse the tabs below to see what agencies we are partnered with and contact us if you have any questions.
*Please note that these agencies are not the only agencies we are partnered with. If you are interested in an agency that you do not see on this list, please contact our Service-Learning Office to check our District database. If we are not partnered with an agency you would love to work with, we will work to partner with them. We are always looking to expand our network!
STUDENTS: First and foremost, in thinking about these agencies, be sure to check with your faculty member to make sure it fits your assignment and course.
If you are still wondering which agency is the best fit for you and your project, let us chat through options with you! Contact any of the following team members to discuss options:
Christina Contreras, Service-Learning Secretary 480-732-7305 or at
Chandler Agencies
Gilbert Agencies
Mesa Agencies
Other Agencies
The Service-Learning Faculty Awards & Recognition is seeking to recognize faculty who have supported students, our community, and our campus by integrating service-learning into their courses and/or supporting the comprehensive efforts of our Service-Learning Program. Thanks to the collaborative and creative nature of service-learning, projects may be integrated in unique and impactful ways.