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!



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 is a credit-bearing academic experience.
      • 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.                                  

Service-Learning Students in Action!

Getting Started:

1.  Review the Frequently Asked Questions.
2.  Review the GivePulse Student user guide under "Student Resources".
3.  Log onto GivePulse and begin looking for a community partner to serve with.
4.  See Frequently Asked Questions above and Student Resources on the Menu for next steps.

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Last Modified: 4/1/20