Service-learning 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.
At Chestnut Hill College, students participate in service-learning through academic courses, community service-immersion experiences like LENS and Urban Plunge, days of service, and the community service/Federal Work Study program.
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