Service-Learning (S-L) is a form of experiential learning for students and a teaching tool for faculty that purposefully integrates academics and service to meet classroom and community goals throughout the semester. As part of their coursework, students serve with community partners as a way to learn the course material.
The Center of Community Service facilitates powerful learning experiences, and Northeastern has been named for the sixth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report as a “stellar example” of institutions for service learning across the country. NEU students become a part of our surrounding neighborhoods where working in diverse teams reinforces the power of inclusion to solve problems. Because experiential learning connects us all in indelible ways, Northeastern has partnered with more than 140 organizations across the Commonwealth, and in addition, the Center of Community Service continues to partner with community-based organizations around the globe for Alternative Spring Break and other opportunities. For example, students participate in a semi-annual Volunteer Fair and one-day service projects. Northeastern’s service-learning coursework exemplifies why Northeastern stands out.
To learn more about the way that partnerships between faculty-led academic courses and community-based organizations are supporting diverse education experiences, visit the Service-Learning website or check out the S-Log, a student blog space about Service-Learning (S-L).