What is the Center for Community Learning?
The Center for Community Learning supports civic engagement for UCLA undergraduates and faculty through the integration of teaching, research and service alongside community partners.
The Center actively promotes good citizenship, leadership and social justice through service learning, internships and other community-based learning experiences.
In collaboration with campus academic departments, the Center offers UCLA undergraduates the opportunity to participate in civic engagement through a variety of structured, rigorous academic courses that link theory with practice. The research interests of faculty and students are connected to the needs and priorities of community partners throughout Los Angeles and in the state, nation and larger global community.
These activities foster civic skills and knowledge, a service ethic, and an informed perspective on issues of diversity and democracy. By so doing, UCLA fulfills its obligation as a public institution to educate persons who are good global citizens.
In addition, the Center offers an ongoing development program for faculty in order to enhance their knowledge of civic engagement, create a climate of reciprocal benefit and acknowledge their expertise in training UCLA undergraduates. Individual consultation is available for faculty who wish to develop new service learning courses or revise existing ones.