"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.