Service Learning

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is a teaching and learning method that promotes student learning through active participation in meaningful and planned service experiences in the community that have a focus on critical reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility.  Service Learning can be either connected to course content or co-curricular in nature. 

Benefits of Service Learning

  • Emphasizes active learning in different environments.
  • Allows students to see and experience the relationship between theory and practice.
  • Links academic study to community service through structured reflection.
  • Engages students in meaningful service benefiting the community.
  • Provides students with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations

Service Learning at CCSF

The Office of Mentoring and Service Learning offers Service Learning opportunities in a myriad of ways. We sponsor several academic courses with service learning components.  We also sponsor campus-based service projects.  Finally, our newest program sponsors stuednts to complete civic engagement internships in the San Francisco community.  More information on Service Learning at CCSF.