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“Service-Learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.” 
Bringle, RG & Hatcher, JA (2000, May/June).  Institutionalization of service-learning in higher education.  The Journal of Higher Education.

Service-learning at Lasell University is a key piece of the Connected Learning philosophy.  The Center for Community-Based Learning can help you explore many possibilities for engaging in service-learning.  We look forward to supporting you with: