Community-Based Learning Excellence Award

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Community-based learning combines course learning objectives, community engagement, and reflection thus allowing students to gain a better understanding of course material; get to know their communities; explore values and ethics; develop civic engagement and leadership skills; learn about diverse cultures and lifestyles; and appreciate their ability to make a difference by participating in community problem solving.

The Community-Based Learning Program at Portland Community College recognizes students for their community-based learning efforts in their courses and communities.  In addition to gaining valuable academic and work skills, students who receive the Community-Based Learning Excellence Award receive a signed certificate, college recognition, and the benefit of including the award on scholarship applications and resumes.

To be eligible for the Community-Based Learning Excellence Award:

  • Students must complete a community-based learning assignment for a PCC class.
  • Only formal class-based community-based learnig efforts qualify for this award. (paid internships and basic volunteerism do not count)

To apply, students must:

Mail, fax, or deliver the application to the PCC Community-Based Learning Office:

Community-Based Learning Program
SY SS 215, B13
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990

For more information, contact Joshua Liebschutz, Community-Based Learning Program Coordinator.