BONNER CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEARNING
“WE DON’T FEEL THAT YOU CAN have real social change unless you interact with the community.” —James Shields, Director of the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning
THE BONNER CENTER for Community Service and Learning collaborates with grassroots, neighborhood, and community partners to facilitate civic engagement. It challenges faculty and students to exercise critical thinking towards individual and societal transformation. It empowers them through experiential learning.
WE HAVE one of the first Bonner Scholar’s Programs in the country. We pride ourselves on making sustained commitments to smaller groups of core partners, community groups and neighborhoods. We give assistance to faculty members who want to include service learning in their courses, including grants, stipends and workshops for service learning course development. We offer service-oriented internships or independent studies to students for academic credit. We offer January Term service projects, non-credit service through ongoing campus groups or placement in service agencies off campus, forums and panels with community partners, extensive service learning, and many information and area resources.“On-campus we have students from twenty countries. But at our refugee and immigrant neighborhoods over one hundred languages are spoken.” —Andrew Young, Volunteer Coordinator