Community organizations in metropolitan San Jose may become community partners of departments, faculty and student "community learners.” The Center for Community Learning & Leadership and its programs facilitates and supports these partnerships.
Visit the Who, What, How, and Why pages of Organizatons to learn more about community learning and partnerships.
Examples of Community Learning
College of Business
Management information Systems:
Student design software training programs for nonprofit staff and for teenagers in schools and community centers
College of Education
Students studying special education are paired with special needs children to provide tutoring, assessment and language intervention
College of Engineering
Students learning about wood structures design footbridges for the Los Gatos Creek Trail
College of Social Science
Students learning about organizational and small group communication conduct analyses of nonprofit organizations' communication strengths/challenges and propose strategies for improving communication patterns; students in another class conduct workshops on communication related topics for teenage and adult clients in various agencies
College of Social Studies
Students learning about environmental impact assessments provide community education on planned local energy projects
College of Applied Science and Arts
Students provide ESL tutoring and coach elders in preparing citizenship exams