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Welcome to the Center for Community Based Learning. Where classroom and community meet...
Every year Humboldt students engage in community programs and services through Service Learning and Academic Internship courses, as they apply their classroom studies to real community experiences and issues. The Humboldt Center for Community Based Learning supports the students and faculty involved in these courses, while coordinating hundreds of approved community learning sites, many of which are located right here in Humboldt County. Whether you are a student, a community member, or faculty on campus, we invite you to join the exciting work of these partnerships.
We are creating remote or alternative assignments/projects to help students meet the requirements of the community-based learning experience if they are unable to actually attend their placement site: https://ccbl.humboldt.edu/remote-service-and-internships. Additionally, we have created a facts sheet to assist with face to face placements: Fall 2021 Face-to-Face Placement Fact Sheet.
CCBL offers Zoom and phone appointments for all constituents to assist with their current and emergent needs. To make an appointment, please email:
General questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students: Kelly Fortner, email@example.com
Faculty: Loren Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Partners: Stacy Becker, email@example.com
Why should I get involved in community-based learning?
STUDENTS have the opportunity to apply academic concepts to real life scenarios, gain professional and personal skills and experience, enhance their resume and build their professional network.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS have the opportunity to bring in diverse perspectives and energy into their agencies, receive assistance on programs and projects, build future stakeholders, and serve as mentors for emerging professionals...
FACULTY have the opportunity to build depth and relevance into course student learning objectives, make course readings come alive, network with professionals in the community, assist their students in preparing for life after graduation.
CCBL Introduction Video – Check out just a little of what we do!
Research shows that community-based learning can:
Help students deepen their understanding of their curriculum by connecting concepts to real world scenarios.
Increase student retention, success and commitment to their majors.
Students with internships are more likely to find jobs faster and get paid more in their first year after college.
The staff of the Center for Community Based Learning acknowledge that the land on which Cal Poly Humboldt sits is Wiyot ancestral land, and Humboldt is the unceded territory and traditional ancestral homeland of the Indigenous nations: Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, Wiyot, Yurok, and other original inhabitants of Humboldt County. We respect and share our gratitude to Indigenous communities. We thank and honor the original caretakers of this land that continues to be cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. Please consider supporting and acknowledging tribal sovereignty with an honor tax contribution through www.honortax.org.
Today we recognize and acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institutions are built. Remember that our country is built on the labor of enslaved people who were kidnapped and brought to the US from the African Continent and recognize the continued contribution of their survivors. We acknowledge all immigrant labor, including voluntary, involuntary, and trafficked peoples who continue to serve within our labor force.