Center for Community-Engaged Learning

"The ultimate value of education is service to others."

-excerpt from the academic pledge students take when entering Saint Michael's College

Teaching students how to strive for a better world is one of our chief responsibilities as an educational institution.  The Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) specifically seeks and supports close partnerships between faculty, students, and community members to make that better world a reality through an emphasis on integrating experiential service-learning, community-based research, or advocacy projects into academic coursework across the disciplines. 

Our focus is on the Burlington/Winooski area; however, community-engaged learning opportunities frequently propel students and faculty to other parts of Vermont, the nation, or the international community.

For more information, please contact the center director:

Joan Wagner
Founder's Annex 262, Campus Box 194

For Faculty

Community Engaged Learning - For Faculty

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For Students

Community Engaged Learning - For Students

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For Community Partners

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