Community-Engaged Learning

Course-Based Community Engagement

In community-engaged learning (CEL) courses, students and faculty partner with community organizations to engage in mutually beneficial, collaborative work that enhances students’ classroom learning. This type of learning is also called service-learning.

Community Work and Learning works with faculty to determine the optimal community-engaged learning models and community partnerships for their courses. Our students and faculty engage with more than 60 organizations throughout the Twin Cities metro area. CEL is an integral part of the St. Kate's curriculum; as of Fall 2022, all students in the College for Women have an introductory CEL experience in their first year. Read more here.

J-Term and Spring 2024 Community-Engaged Learning Courses

Four students wearing face masks gardening at Celeste's Dream community garden on St. Catherine University campus

Faculty Resources

CEL Faculty Interest Form - J-Term/ Spring 2024 

Faculty Guide to Community-Engaged Learning at St. Kate's

Faculty Checklist for Community-Engaged Learning

Student Development and Community-Engaged Learning

What is Critical Service-Learning?

Library Resources and Scholarly Journals for Community Engagement 


Community-Engaged Learning Videos