What is Service-Learning?


    COVID-19 Response

The Civic and Service-Learning is offering the following support and resources to students while learning remotely


Students enrolled in service-learning classes that are unable to complete their hours during this time should reach out to their faculty member to learn alternative ways to successfully complete their service-learning requirement.  Questions or concerns can also be directed to our office via email civiclearning@middlesex.mass.edu

 Contact us:

Students and faculty can email civiclearning@middlesex.mass.edu from their Middlesex student emails and staff will respond

Blackboard Collaborate: Students can connect with staff using Collaborate, a web conferencing tool in Blackboard 

  • Students can use chat, voice and video to speak with staff
  • Staff will also be holding office hours and workshops on how to give back to their community during this time

 Civic & Service-Learning Resources 

Give Pulse- GivePulse is a community of volunteers, professionals, civic leaders and service learning students. Find an organization you want to work with today and make a difference!

Middlesex Community Civic and Service-Learning - Webpage for Civic & Service-Learning

Follow us on Social Media: MCC_Civic on Instagram and MCCcivic on Facebook to stay connected and learn ways to give back!

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According to the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, "Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities."

Service-Learning at MCC...

      • Service-Learning allows you to give back to your community while earning academic credit!
      • Students participate in an organized service project or activity that meets identified community needs.
      • The academic portion of the project comes in the form of reflection assignments created by and assigned by the professor.
      • Service-Learning has been shown to provide students with further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
      • The service and the learning are designed to be valuable for both the student and the community partner.     

Getting Started:

  1. Review your syllabus and speak to your professor about what is expected.
  2. Review the Frequently Asked Questions.
  3. Review the GivePulse Student user guide under "Student Resources".  Click the image below to log into givepulse with your MCC credentials.
  4. Log onto GivePulse and begin looking for a community partner to serve with.
  5. See Frequently Asked Questions above and Student Resources on the Menu for next steps.
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Last Modified: 8/7/20