Welcome to the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL)
The CCBL provides support and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage with community organizations on mutually beneficial projects. We support community service and service-learning efforts here at Lasell College.
The CCBL has developed partnerships with nonprofit organizations in Newton, Waltham, greater Boston, and even internationally. These nonprofits include public schools at all levels, recreational centers, homeless providers, emergency food distributors, agencies serving survivors of domestic violence, community farms, assisted living facilities, programs for disadvantaged youth, environmental advocacy groups, and health-related organizations.
For students, we have credit-bearing experiences, work-study employment, volunteer projects, and leadership opportunities. Through community involvement, academic experience is deepened; a sense of citizenship begins to grow; practical, project-focused experience is provided; and a direct and lasting contribution to local communities is generated.
For faculty, we offer a range of service-learning support including: identifying potential service sites, in-class presentations, reflection ideas, and inter-disciplinary connections.