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Student Academic Resources During COVID-19

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

JCCC has a number of community partners where students love to volunteer. You can find a list of these agencies here.
That's fine! Make sure that it fits under the general guidelines and the safety guidelines, and make sure it is OK with your professor. Then, when you fill out your online service-learning agreement, enter the agency you have chosen.
It depends on what kind of work you're doing there. Is it meaningful? Does it satisfy the learning objectives of the course? If so, as long as it's OK with your professor, it will work for service learning.