The Civic Engagement Program at Bristol offers students a unique opportunity to participate in Service-Learning courses that combine classroom theory in any discipline with community practice in a non-profit agency. Students engaged in Service-Learning are asked to explore course concepts in a hands-on way that address a need within our local communities. Along with performing the service, students complete one or more reflective exercises chosen by their instructor to enhance understanding of course content, appreciation of the discipline, and sense of civic responsibility.
For students looking to continue their education, many four-year colleges and universities value and strongly encourage Service-Learning. Prospective employers also look favorably on Service-Learning and other forms of Experiential Education (such as internships). Students who successfully complete a Service-Learning course will receive a notation on their academic transcript and Experiential Education Center staff are available to assist students with adding the Service-Learning project to their professional resume.
For more information, please visit the Civic Engagement Program webpage.