Service Learning


What is Service Learning?

Service Learning offers students an opportunity to integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.  At CAC, Service Learning is a structured learning experience where the instructor combines a community service project with explicit learning objectives, academic preparation and student reflection.   Students are expected not only to provide direct community service but also to learn about the context in which the service is provided, the connection between the service and their academic coursework and their roles as citizens.   A Service Learning Project involves the community partner in the service-learning design and implementation by providing meaningful service projects, which ties the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom with concrete, practical experience that benefits the students, the community partner and the community at large.


How can i get involved with Service Learning?

Service learning may be initatied by the student, instructor,  or an agency. Agencies interested in hosting a service learning project may complete the intitial Agency Form and submit it to the Office of Student Engagement and Activities at the Signal Peak Campus. The Director will follow up with the agency to discuss the details of the project. Faculty members and students  interested in incorporating service learning into a course may contact to discuss the project.


For more information on Service-learning please contact Sherrie Licon at

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814