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Service-Learning Program

Service-Learning Program

Chestnut Hill College’s service-learning program is a form of experiential education in which students engage in community service as an integral part of achieving academic course goals. Flowing from our Mission of a holistic education in service to one another and to the global community, and inspired by the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph to the dear neighbor, academic service-learning at Chestnut Hill College involves service activities that respond to an expressed community need.

Community service combined with academic content allows students to examine human and social problems through the lens of personal experiences and structured reflection. Student learning is enhanced by an increased awareness of our shared moral and ethical responsibilities to the community, reflective of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Contact Information

The service-learning program at Chestnut Hill College is housed in the Career Development office, under the guidance of Ryan Murphy, Director of Service-Learning and Service-Learning Assistant, Shane McCarthy.

Director: Ryan Murphy, M.S.
Location: Career Development, Saint Joseph’s Hall, 3rd floor
Phone: 215.248.7032 

Service-Learning Assistant: Shane McCarthy, B.A. 
Location: Career Development, St. Joseph’s Hall, 3rd floor 
Phone: 215-753-3695 

How to Get Involved

If you’re looking to start up a new service-learning class, gain assistance for your community site, or register for a service-learning class, Career Development is the place to be. Contact Ryan Murphy at (215-248-7032) or Shane McCarthy at (215-753-3695), or in the Career Development office.


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