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

This spring, we awarded 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.

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.