Welcome to the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL)

The CCBL provides support and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage with community organizations on mutually beneficial projects.  We support community service and service-learning efforts here at Lasell College.

Help us address the issues of educational access, youth development, elder care, domestic violence, economic justice, environmental sustainability, health, hunger, homelessness, and disaster relief.

The CCBL has developed partnerships with nonprofit organizations in Newton, Waltham, greater Boston, and even internationally. These nonprofits include public schools at all levels, recreational centers, homeless providers, emergency food distributors, agencies serving survivors of domestic violence, community farms, assisted living facilities, programs for disadvantaged youth, environmental advocacy groups, and health-related organizations.

For students, we have credit-bearing experiences, work-study employment, volunteer projects, and leadership opportunities. Through community involvement, academic experience is deepened; a sense of citizenship begins to grow; practical, project-focused experience is provided; and a direct and lasting contribution to local communities is generated.

For faculty, we offer a range of service-learning support including: identifying potential service sites, in-class presentations, reflection ideas, and inter-disciplinary connections.

 

 

News Highlight

State Board of Higher Education Approves New Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice  Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Lasell that will offer students multiple concentrations in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Violence Prevention and Advocacy as well as a flexible Criminal Justice option. The online program launches in Fall 2015.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium

Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2014

- 25th in "Best Regional College" - North