Center for Service-Learning

Center for Service-Learning

Academic service-learning is a teaching method that involves Nazareth students, faculty, and staff partnering with community organizations to learn the knowledge and skills connected to academic course objectives. We also support community engaged scholarship which involves collaborations with community partners and prioritizes community issues in determining the objectives of a research project.

The Center for Service-Learning:

  • Supports faculty who wish to integrate service-learning into courses.
  • Develops sustainable community-college partnerships.
  • Encourages faculty and students to prioritize community needs and to involve community partners when designing research projects.
  • Makes connections between Nazareth College faculty and community organizations.

The Center for Service-Learning (CSL) will have a new Director effective January 2019!

Dr. Shirley Sommers will be taking over leadership of the CSL.  Dr. Sommers is an Associate Professor in the School of Education.

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    CSL Scholar Jen Leigh presents at the 2017 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat
    A film about Service-Learning at Mary's Place by Naz student Gregory Horton.

    Faculty Stipends & Grants

    Service-Learning Stipend Application 

    Service-Learning Adjunct Faculty Grant Application

    Service-Learning Travel Grant Application