Community Engagement Award

Community-Based Learning combines course learning objectives, community service, 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 Engagement 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 Engagement Award:
  • Students must complete a Community-Based Learning assignment during the most recent academic year.
  • Only formal class-based Community-Based Learning efforts qualify for this award. (paid internships and basic volunteerism do not count).
Steps for students to be considered:
  1. Faculty nominates a student that has completed a CBL project/assignment from their course (Priority deadline for nominations to be considered for the current Academic Year is the first Friday of May)
  2. Student completes a reflection which will be given to them by the CBL Program
Submit a nomination

Faculty are encouraged to submit nominations at the end of each term. Nominations for Spring term will be considered, but may not be recognized until the following year’s Community-Based Learning Banquet.

Nominations can be submitted using the following:

Online nomination form Download PDF nomination form

If choosing to complete the PDF nomination form, submit to the CBL Program Coordinator via email or deliver to the CBL Program Office located at Sylvania Campus, SS 201M.