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)
Make a positive change in the community
Collaboration between community partners, faculty, staff and students can be a mutually meaningful and beneficial experience.
Enhance the connection between academics and experience
Through experiential learning, students are able to apply educational concepts to their service experiences.
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
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