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.

Help us address the issues of educational access, youth development, elder care, domestic violence, economic justice, environmental sustainability, health, hunger, homelessness, and disaster relief.

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.

 

 

Student Profile

Maurice WilliamsEntrepreneurship, Class of 2016"I like the small school atmosphere and sense of community at Lasell."  

News Highlight

President Alexander Responds to the Tragedy in Orlando  Thursday, June 16, 2016We the people of the United States cherish our freedoms. Whether it be the freedom to say what we want, to assemble in groups of our choosing, to follow the religions of our choice, to vote as our conscience demands, to own and carry weapons, to start new businesses and make money, and to move about as we please -- these are values we hold dear and are reluctant to compromise.

Featured Event

U.S. News and World Report 2016 Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2016

- 26th in "Best Regional College" - North