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 commitment to community-based learning and research combines complements the signatures of a Clark education: “Making A Difference”, “Experience Diverse Cultures,” and “Learn Through Inquiry.” Community-based learning and research courses are supported by the Community Engagement & Volunteering (CEV) Center located in Corner House.

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 about this pedagogy.

If you are a student interested in taking a community-based learning course, please click on the list of courses offered in the upcoming academic year. There are a wide variety of courses across the disciplines and for both first-year and upper-class students. If you have a question about community-based learning courses, please email the CEV center.

If you are a community partner that is looking to build a partnership with Clark, please fill out the online survey on the right and a CEV staff member will be in touch with you.