CBL Research and Learning Opportunities

  • Become a CBL Peer Mentor
    • Peer Mentors support students in CBL 100 while they partake in a community-based project. Mentors take CBL 200 in preparation for this mentorship. This includes learning how to lead constructive discussions on race, guide critical thinking and writing about community engagement, and articulate how their own personal and professional goals align with being a peer mentor. 
  • Apply for a Summer Internship 
    • Summer interns work with a faculty member and community organization to complete a project that fulfills a community aspiration. These projects range in areas of interest, including social justice, education, history, and community development.
  • Take a CBL Course 
    • Enroll in courses that connect the university and community through a community-based initiative. These classes integrate learning and mentorship through reciprocal community partnerships and critical reflection.
  • Publish With Faculty
    • If you have completed a community-based learning course with a faculty member and feel its results would be an important contribution to CBL research, publishing is a great pathway to sharing these experiences and involving ones self further in the field of community engagement.
  • Embark on A Post-Graduation Enrichment Year
    • AmeriCorps VISTA is a year-long commitment to a community. Through capacity building activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program serve in an office setting and gain experience and leadership skills. AmeriCorps focus areas include economic opportunity, education, food and hunger, Veterans & Military Families, healthy futures, and more.

Contact Community-Based Learning (communitybasedlearning@wlu.edu) for more details!