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Community Service-Learning and Career Development

What is Community Service-Learning?


Students, educators and communities building partnerships to learn from each other while working together in innovative ways to strengthen individuals, communities, and society

It is an educational approach integrating community service with intentional learning. Educational institutions and community organizations work together toward mutually beneficial outcomes.

Experiences in the community are linked to academic content through processes of critical reflection such as journal writing, small group discussion, and the writing of analytical papers.

What is Career Development?

Career Development is the lifelong process of managing your living, learning and earning in order to move to where you want to be.

Canadian Career Development Foundations

How does Community Service-Learning Impact Career Development?

According to UBC, Community Service-Learning (CSL) has been shown to have positive effects on academic values, self-efficacy, leadership, choice of a service career, and plans to participate in service after graduation.

According to research conducted by Patrick M. Green, Ed.D, Director Experiential Learning Loyola University, and Community Service-Learning:


Students reported that Community Service-learning:

CSL and Career Develoment Webinars for viewing or download

Putting CSL  into Career Action.