The mission of Service-Learning at Northeastern University is to integrate classroom and community goals through transformative service partnerships that enrich the academic experience, inspire lifelong community engagement, and strengthen our local and global communities.
What is service-learning?
Service-Learning (S-L) is a form of experiential learning involving partnerships between faculty-led academic courses and community-based organizations. Through these partnerships students engage in hands-on service roles and projects by which they learn about and apply course concepts while intentionally addressing the needs/interests identified by our community partners.
Through academic courses utilizing service-learning (S-L), this form of experiential education serves as an educational tool that supports Northeastern's academic and civic mission. During the S-L process, faculty and students work in collaboration with our community partners to positively contribute to our local and global communities by addressing community interests and needs through the creation and translation of course specific skills and knowledge.
Beyond the outcomes and accomplishments of a given semester, each individual member of an S-L partnership not only receives certain immediate benefits, but more importantly, each is open to new possibilities of how they and their partners are able to continuously contribute to their communities throughout their lifetime.
Who is service-learning?