Are you ready to pair your community engagement with academic credit? Want to contribute to the public good and explore a career with a local nonprofit or human service agency?

Register for the CCE’s Spring 2022 course: ‘INTD 0121: Community Connected Learning.’  Read about this course in the Middlebury College course catalog.
 

"I want change" graffiti on Marble Works bridge

COMMUNITY CONNECTED LEARNING

In this course, students will apply their relevant coursework to place-based contexts by collaborating with community partners independently or in groups to complete a community-connected learning project that will contribute to the public good. Center for Community Engagement (CCE) instructor(s) will meet with students weekly in cohorts to discuss and develop civic knowledge, skills, and identities related to their project work. Final projects may take a variety of forms, such as a portfolio, media production, or paper. Students should contact the course instructor to discuss, confirm and/or receive assistance in identifying a community partner and to begin to define their projects. 

EXPERTISE & SKILLS

Community-connected learning supports civic knowledge cultivation, skill-building, and identity development. Through readings, interviews, media exploration, group discussion, and written analysis, you’ll get to develop social-issue knowledge, collaborative skills, and stronger self-awareness that complements your new or existing community partnership experiences!

EXAMPLE PROJECTS 

  • Work with area public health officials to craft messaging and infographics that support public understanding of mask-wearing and COVID-19 vaccines
  • Create remote mentoring modules and activities for mentors and mentees in Community Friends
  • Help an outdoor education foundation work toward accreditation as an outdoor school 
  • Develop pre-recorded and remote intercultural and language acquisition materials and activities for K-12 classrooms
  • Help area service providers and first responders craft effective referral materials and processes to connect community members with services they need
  • Provide programmatic support and/or material development for partnering schools and organizations

Spring 2022 Instructors:

Kristen Mullins, Assistant Director of Intercultural and Global Programs

Jason Duquette-Hoffman, Assistant Director of Privilege & Poverty and Democracy Initiatives

Please check with your advisor or reach out to the Center for Community Engagement at communityengagement@middlebury.edu to learn more!

Check out our blog to hear more about the class! 

Highlight: Community Connected Learning Course

Student Reflection: Jordan Saint-Louis ‘24

Center for Community Engagement
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

communityengagement@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-3580