Community Engagement and Volunteering

Clark students out in the community

Community-Based Learning and Research

Community-based learning and research courses permeate through the curriculum at Clark. These high-impact educational opportunities offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to combine real-world experience with classroom theory. The Community Engagement Office in the LEEP Center supports community-based learning and research courses.


If you are a faculty member interested in incorporating a community-based learning or research component in your classroom, please click on the “Faculty Handbook” link on the right-hand side of the page. The handbook will explain CBL and CBR expectations, campus resources to help you get started, and answer frequently asked questions.


There are a number of Clark faculty and students working on research projects in the Worcester community. The Community Engagement Office manages the Local Knowledge digital database to archive and share this work with others interested in similar areas of study.


If you have a question about community-based learning courses or want to discuss support for your course, please contact the Community Engagement Office via email  or at 508-793-8815.


If you are an external organization looking to build a partnership with Clark, please contact the Community Engagement Office to discuss possible collaborations.