Service-learning at CCNY
What is Service Learning
The basics for Students
Enrolling in a service-learning course is the most common way in which CCNY students become involved in service-learning at City College. Courses allow students to build valuable skills in a real world setting, to explore career interests, and to create professional networks that often last a life-time.
What CCNY Students Have to Say:
Feedback from service-learning students has been overwhelmingly positive. Following are results of opinion surveys distributed to 80 CCNY students enrolled in a total of five service-learning courses during the Fall 06/Spring 07 semesters. Percentages are of students who either strongly agreed or agreed with the following statements.
85% said that service learning helped them to bridge academic theory with concrete experience and to better understand course content.
88% felt that their service work made a positive contribution to the community.
71% said they would take another service-learning course.
74% said that service learning has made them more likely to engage in communities in which they now live in the near future.
- 70% said the experience helped them to see the root causes of local and/or global problems.
"Practical learning is not only the uniqueness of the service learning experience, it is also the strength." (ART 15500) Art in Elementary Education student.
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Frequently Asked Questions
As a student, you may have many questions about the benefits of and requirements for service-learning. Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Service-Learning Courses at CCNY
Service-learning courses have been offered in several disciplines, schools and divisions at CCNY. Read on for a list of courses that have included a service-learning component.
How to Get Involved
Not seeing the courses you want? Read on to learn about how you can become involved in a service-learning project outside of a traditional course and how you can advocate for additional service-learning courses and opportunities on campus.