Community Engaged Learning integrates meaningful community services with instruction and reflection. Formerly known as service learning, Community Engaged Learning tackles some of society’s complex issues such as homelessness, poverty, lack of quality education, pollution, etc.
You can get involved in community engaged learning by:
- Becoming a Rowdy Corps Community Scholar. Rowdy Corps is a community-based work-study program that unites UTSA students with the broader San Antonio community. During this program, work-study eligible students gain professional development at a local non-profit or public sector agency for up to two years. Participating students receive career-focused training and have the opportunity to attend networking events and service projects outside of the university.
- Finding an Engaged Learning Course
- Finding service opportunities and tracking your hours on UTSA Engaged
- Getting involved with Civic Initiatives on campus
Why participate in Community Engaged Learning?
- Greater sense of personal efficacy, personal identity, spiritual growth, and moral development
- Greater interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others, and build leadership and communication skills
- Reduced stereotypes and greater inter-cultural understanding
- Improved social responsibility and citizenship skills
- Greater involvement in community service after graduation
- Connections with professionals and community members for learning and career opportunities
- Greater academic learning, leadership skills, and personal efficacy can lead to greater opportunity