About The CSL Office

Mission Statement 

The Office of Community Service Learning (CSL) encourages a sense of civic responsibility by cultivating mutually beneficial relationships within the greater Salem community. We strive to address community-identified needs through collaborative partnerships and service; deepen learning, teaching, and scholarship through service; and foster the growth and development of active, engaged citizens. 


What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” (National Service Learning Clearinghouse)


Our Goals 

Make a positive change in the community 

Collaboration between community partners, faculty, staff and students can be a mutually meaningful and beneficial experience.

Students volunteering packing food at food bank

Enhance the connection between academics and experience

Through experiential learning, students are able to apply educational concepts to their service experiences.

Student building sheds for community garden

Experience locally, Act globally

Service-learning helps students gain a sense of civic responsibility by engaging in the local community, provides practical application of coursework, and enhances their educational experiences. 

CSL Annual Report 

View more data on CSL's programs here

Willamette University

Community Service Learning

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6463 voice
503-370-6407 fax

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