Through engaging in community/service-learning experiences, students develop a wide range of skills and values such as democratic citizenship, political effectiveness, diversity, leadership, interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions and social responsibility.

Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Community Partnerships works closely with The Holleran Center to implement a wide range of community partnerships and community learning initiatives.

The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy — one of Connecticut College's five centers for interdisciplinary scholarship — advances teaching, learning, research, and community collaborations. It works to create more just and equitable communities both nationally and internationally. The Holleran Center's programs cultivate intellectual and ethical judgment, preparing students for lives of civic engagement and leadership. 

Community learning courses

Also known as service learning courses, these include a community-based component that links course content to real-world settings. Approximately 38 percent of our students are participants in community/service-learning opportunities. Several first-year seminars also include a community component.

A number of academic departments regularly offer community/service learning components: