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What is it?

A photo of JCCC student and staff at a volunteer event

National Service Learning Clearinghouse defines service learning as “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.”


  • Generate volunteer experience that looks great on a resume
  • Apply learning objectives of class to help strengthen the community
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Develop civic and leadership skills

For more information on how service-learning works in the classroom, check out our "how it works" page.

International Service-Learning

JCCC has a short-term service-learning program in Las Pintas, Mexico.