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Connect your academic work with purposeful engagement with the world.
CBL links Mount Holyoke College students with communities through courses, independent studies, internships, and research and service projects that combine learning and analysis with action and social change. Students learn about communities and learn to apply ideas, theories, and models to social issues in a practical context while gaining insights from practitioners in communities and in community-based organizations (CBOs). CBL enhances students’ understanding of social issues and concerns, and fosters leadership, citizenship, organizing, and advocacy skills. Among community partners, CBL fosters sustainable, mutually beneficial campus-community relationships that support capacity-building in area community organizations.
Choose a CBL courses from a wide variety of disciplines at the college that have a community-based learning component.
Advance social justice, education and community development through experiential learning in campus-community partnerships.
Make positive impacts on student academic and social outcomes, and improve access to higher education through positive role modeling, mentoring, learning support.
Receive paid employment with local tutoring programs and schools partnering with the CBL Program or a not-for-profit or public service organization.
Advance special project initiatives, develop public partnership events, and pursue advanced learning or service projects based on CBL partnerships with area community organizations.
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