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2019-2020 Professional Development Continuum for PCC Faculty

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Supporting faculty with professional development to incorporate CBL into their teaching practice

Celebrating and recognizing our Community of Practice - CBL Faculty, Students, Staff, and Community Partners

Connecting students with community engagement opportunities

Learning outside the classroom and in the community

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Learning about and addressing community needs through CBL courses

Oregon Food Bank

CBL: Community-Based Learning Program

Community-Based Learning (CBL) at PCC is an academic program that provides support across all disciplines through assisting faculty with community-based learning course implementation, professional development, and resources.

Additionally, CBL provides GivePulse as a resource for hands-on individual and student group volunteering throughout the greater Portland region.

COVID-19 resources

If your course includes a CBL project or assignment during the Spring 2020 term, the community engagement or volunteering must be completed virtually or online.

Visit the PCC COVID-19 resources page for best preventative measures for COVID-19.


Please keep in mind that organizations/groups may have limited capacity to interact with students as they address internal immediate needs and concerns around COVID-19. It is best to double check with an organization to see if their GivePulse opportunities are up to date.

Apply for Evan and Hattie’s Memorial Scholarship by the April 1 deadline!

PCC students who completed a CBL project or assignment during Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and/or Winter 2020 are eligible for this $1000 scholarship. See scholarship application for full details.
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Experience Community-Based Learning

CBL Project: Humans of Southeast
Community Partner: PCC SE Multicultural Center
Course: PSY 101 Psychology and Human Relations
Instructor: Ken Kraska

Toolkit for our CBL Community Partners

  • GivePulse for PCC
  • Student Volunteer Recruitment
  • Relevant PCC Contacts

View the toolkit »