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What is service learning?

Service learning is an experiential form of education through which you can enrich your academic experience with thoughtfully organized service and reflection, while simultaneously contributing to the needs of the community beyond the classroom. Service learning is based on the premise that educational success lies in the ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Essential to the goals of service learning is the careful selection of service projects which are not only relevant to, but will also enhance the course material presented within the traditional academic classroom. The final (and perhaps most important) aspect of service learning is the post-service reflection which should ensure that you all have the opportunity to solidify your new understandings of the connection between theories present in academia and of the application of such theories to the outside world. CCBH is proud to sponsor Columbia College’s first official service learning course!

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