CBL Events

Academic Year 2022-2023

Engagement Opportunity Events  Date Attend
A Stroll through Downtown Lexington: Walking Tour and Breakfast

Friday, Aug 26,2022: 8:30 AM -10:00 AM

Location: 2 South Main Street

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Community Engagement Fair

Thursday, Sept 15, 2022: 1:00-3:00

Location: Cannan Green

Students and Faculty: No need to RSVP

Community Partners: Please email Community-Based Learning


Academic Year 2021-2022

Engagement Opportunity Events



The Basics of Community-Based Learning at Washington & Lee

Thursday, August 26, 2021: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Location: James G. Leyburn Library, Room 119

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Community Partner Meet-and-Greet I

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021: 4 PM - 5 PM

Location: W&L HR Building, 2 South Main Street, Room 114


Partnering with Community: Co-education and Course Design

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021: 4:30 PM -6:00 PM

Location: James G. Leyburn Library, Room 119

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Drop-In CBL Syllabi Consultation

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Thursday, Dec 16, 2021: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: James G. Leyburn Library, Room109

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Partnering with Community: Co-education and Course Design

Want to learn about community organizations in Rockbridge County that support Community-Based Learning (CBL)?

Come meet representatives from Boxerwood Nature Center, Project Horizon, and the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board (CBS). These organizations have played a significant role in co-educating our students and have missions that span from sustainability and environmental conservation to women's issues, domestic violence, and health. Learn about these organizations and the myriad of ways they have meaningfully partnered with W&L faculty to make positive impacts in our community. Each community partner will present for about 10 minutes with time for follow-up questions and informal discussions.

Presenter Organization Mission
Judy Casteel (Project Horizon) Project Horizon Project Horizon is dedicated to eradicating domestic, sexual, and dating violence through empowerment of survivors, and by being a sanctuary for victims.
BreAnne Rogers Rockbridge Area Community Services Board Our mission is to help prevent and treat mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse, and to enhance the quality of life of individuals who experience these conditions in the Cities of Buena Vista and Lexington and the Counties of Rockbridge and Bath, Virginia by providing individualized treatments, establishing and expanding programs and support systems, and promoting integration into the community.
Elise Sheffield  Boxerwood Nature Center Boxerwood Education Association operates a community-based, non-profit nature center in Lexington, Virginia that provides a treasured 15 acre woodland garden, open to the public, and delivers unique, life-changing environmental educational programs to people of all ages, including students in the entire local public school system.


Drop-In CBL Syllabi Consultation

Stop in to discuss ways of integrating Community-Based Learning (CBL) into your syllabi. Unsure of where to start? CBL will guide you through the process. Know what you want to do, but have a quick question or two? We are ready for you. Just want to learn more about CBL? We will talk with you about your specific interests and CBL possibilities. Please note that you can stop in at any time throughout the hour.


Community Partner Meet-and-Greet I

Interested or thinking about creating a CBL course? Meet with community partners to learn about their work and needs in the community. 

Representatives from the following organizations will be present: 

Focus Area Organization Mission
Education Maury River Middle School

"The mission of Rockbridge County Public Schools is to prepare every student to succeed and to contribute to a better world. We strive to develop and unleash the powers of every student's mind. We believe that every student deserves an academically-challenging education in a safe and nurturing environment which will allow him or her to become an active participant in society."

Education  Harrington Waddell Elementary School

"The mission of Lexington City Schools is to provide progressive educational opportunities and challenging experiences that are responsive to the needs and talents of all students."

Social Justice NAACP - Rockbridge Chapter "Together with more than 2 million activists across the country we work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination."
Social Justice 50 Ways Rockbridge "Our mission is to build a more just and caring Rockbridge through community empowerment and political activism"
Social Justice Walker Program "The Walker Program is a new community initiative, launching in August 2020, that will help jumpstart businesses owned by people of color in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County, VA. It combines free business training, grant funding, and ongoing support to committed individuals who want to start or grow a business in our area. The goal is to lower the barriers to business ownership for entrepreneurs of color in our community."
History Rockbridge Historical Society "Since 1939, the mission of the Rockbridge Historical Society has been to preserve and to promote these local histories through public programs and educational outreach; through its stewardship of artifacts and archives; and through decades of publications and partnerships in historic preservation."
History Regional Tourism Board "The Regional Tourism Board oversees the activities of the regional tourism program that includes Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County."
Philanthropy United Way of Rockbridge "United Way of Rockbridge (UWR) provides a leadership role in improving the quality of life of the people in the cities, towns, and unincorporated areas of Rockbridge County, Virginia by assessing needs, raising and allocating funds for charitable purposes, and ensuring the appropriate use of those resources. These purposes should ensure equity as to education, health, and financial well-being without regard to race, ethnicity, or gender in furtherance of achieving an inclusive community in which there is dignity and equal opportunity for all."
Child Advocacy Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children "CASA is the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. CASA is a child advocacy organization that seeks to provide trained volunteers to speak for abused and neglected children who are the subjects of juvenile court proceedings. CASA volunteers advocate for safe, permanent homes for children."