The Center for Community Learning & Leadership (CCLL) promotes service-learning and community engagement; collaborating with faculty, students and community organizations for academic advancement, professional enhancement, and serving the common good.

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Mixed Methods Research on the Impact of Service-Learning

This fall, our Center launched a quantitative study in Lower Division General Education Area E, to assess the impact of service-learning on academic engagement, critical thinking, civic involvement, and career readiness. We intend to utilize the results as a guide for expanding and enriching service-learning courses in the lower division experience. Through a complementary qualitative study, we seek to identify the influence of service-learning has on alumni career pathways.

Service-Learning Course Re-Design Grants

We are pleased to announce the availability of Service-Learning Course ReDesign Grants. The grants support faculty to design, implement, and assess a new service-learning component in a GE or required major course. CCLL will help guide curriculum and assessment development as well as connect grantees with community partners.

Grant and application requirements were emailed to faculty listerves. Applications are due on January 17th, 2019 at 5pm.

Service-Learning Endowed Scholarship Fund

During Spring 2018, our Center received a $52,000 endowment from an anonymous donor to establish the Excellence in Service-Learning Endowed Scholarship Fund. The endowment provides scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in service-learning activities that made a positive difference in San Jose. The first scholarships were awarded to students at the 2018 Service-Learning & Community Engagement Awards on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.