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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 hannah.cherry@pcc.edu or deliver to the CBL Program Office located at Sylvania Campus, SS 201M.