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  • Complete a class with a service-learning requirement.
    Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy which combines community service with the academic curriculum. It combines the theory, text, and lecture of the classroom with practical application of knowledge and skills in real world situations. For more information, visit the Service Learning web page.

  • Complete a total of 50 hours of community service.
    Of those 50 hours: 20 must be done for at least one agency, another 20 can be done at no more than two agencies, and the remaining 10 hours can be done at any number of places.


In order to meet the leadership requirement students must acquire 1,000 points by choosing among the options below:

  1. Take the LEAD 130 class offered at JCCC (500 pts.) 
  2. Hold an office of a student club or organization for an entire academic year (350 pts.)
  3. Attend a leadership conference or symposium (250 pts.)
  4. Complete the Cavalier Leadership Development Program (250 pts.)
  5. Coordinate a service or leadership related event (150 pts.)
  6. Observe a board meeting of a non-profit agency, city council or state legislature (150 pts.)
  7. Volunteer 4 hours at a local campaign (150 pts.)
  8. Write a letter to a representative (100 pts.)
  9. Attend a political demonstration or rally (100 pts.)
  10. Attend a Civic Leadership group event (100 pts.)
  11. Other leadership activities (up to 350 pts.)


As the final component of the Civic Leadership Program, each student will enroll in an online course that requires journal entries and discussions to be evaluated by the Civic Leadership coordinator. There is no charge for this course. The student will also be required to complete a final project which exemplifies and synthesizes the student's civic experiences and development. They will write a 3-4 page essay that is a reflective culmination of all of their Civic Leadership activities. Students are required to create a poster for their capstone project to be shown at the Celebrate Service event at the end of the spring semester.

For more information contact:

Tara Karaim
Community Based Learning Coordinator
COM 201
913-469-8500, ext. 3570