Spring 2020 Center for Community Based Learning Announcement

With the news about HSU's move to all online education for the remainder of the Spring Semester, we realize this may raise questions and concerns about your service placements.  We are creating remote or alternative assignments/projects to help students meet the requirements of the community based learning (service learning and academic internships) experience if they are unable to actually attend their placement site: https://ccbl.humboldt.edu/remote-service-and-internships.  We continue to update our website with resources as well.
CCBL will offer Zoom and phone appointments for all constituents (students, faculty and community partners) to assist with their current and emergent needs.  The following is the contact information for each constituent group:
Students: Kelly Fortner, kelly.fortner@humboldt.edu, 707-826-4964
Faculty: Loren Collins, Loren.collins@humboldt.edu, 707-826-5459
Community Partners: Stacy Becker, stacy.becker@humboldt.edu, 707-826-4963

Where classroom and community meet...

Every year HSU 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 HSU 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. 

Learn about the many wonderful ways that students, faculty and community partners are engaging in community-based learning practices in and around Humboldt County through our digital magazine, REDWOOD ROOTS.

What is the difference between Service Learning and Academic Internship courses?

Service Learning is a whole class experience in which all students connect academic coursework and reflection activities with required service to address community-defined needs. Students may serve individually at partner agencies, as teams, or even whole classes matched with one partner. Service Learning promotes reciprocity – all parties share responsibility and gain benefits. Each student typically conducts 25-30 hours of service.

In an Academic Internship, faculty provides academic guidance and oversight to individual students and community partner provides supervision and practical experience. The emphasis is on the student’s academic, professional and personal development; organizational goals may also be met. Students typically conduct 60+ hours of service at one site. 

Promoting HSU’s vision to serve students “who seek above all else to improve the human condition and environment.”

The Center for Community Based Learning staff provides tools and assistance for students, faculty, and community partners to support these programs.