Benefits of Service-Learning

"Tomorrow's whole person must have, in brief, a well-educated solidarity. When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change. Personal involvement with innocent suffering is the catalyst for solidarity, which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection."

— Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.

Developing Leadership Tools

Service-learning projects help students develop the tools that will help them become effective and knowledgeable leaders in the diverse community where they will work and live.


Becoming Part of the Solution

Working with community organizations, students engage in real-world issues and social problems, becoming part of the solution.

Developing relationships with community members and a deeper understanding of the root causes and broader social issues that contribute to community problems, students develop an understanding of specific issues, assets, and the processes for making change happen.

In all of these ways, service learning helps students learn, understand and engage with others, while developing the necessary skills and attitudes to become multicultural community builders in a rapidly changing, diverse world.

At least 80% of CSU students agree that their service-learning class(es):