Service and purpose through experiential learning
The Center for Academic Service-Learning (CASL) promotes and supports the integration of service-learning into the Cal Lutheran curriculum. Service-learning exposes students to real-world applications of their course work and gives them the opportunity to discover their purpose through community service and civic engagement.
What We Do
Provide resources for faculty to build service-learning into their courses and successfully secure funding to facilitate experiential learning and field work.
Encourage students to enroll in service-learning classes and continue their engagement with our community partners beyond the semester's end to the advantage of their future outlook.
Inform community partners about the benefits to their organization of participating and them connect with faculty to find opportunities for students to learn by doing.
Check for upcoming service-learning courses and check out past courses and projects, including producing public service announcements for non-profits.
Mini-grants for faculty to fund for the creation, expansion and/or improvement of service-learning projects within an academic course.
For Community Partners
Service-learning is a win-win for our students and our community partners. See past projects and learn more about the benefits.