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About Service-Learning

CCI - VennService-learning is a teaching and learning tool that combines course content with organized community service experiences at local nonprofit organizations. Service-learning addresses community-identified needs while helping students meet academic, social and civic learning goals.

Through this service and guided reflection, students learn about themselves and their relationship to the community around them. They also gain a better understanding and real-world application of the course material. Service-learning allows students to engage with current issues and social problems, and to work with community organizations to become part of the solution. Characteristics of service-learning are as follows:

  • Course-relevant service which benefits the community
  • Reflection, which can include writing, reading, speaking, group discussions and more
  • Academic credit for demonstrating learning achieved through the service – not just for doing hours

We believe that:


  • Miami Dade College students, as future leaders of our community, deserve a real world education that inspires social responsibility and encourages compassion for all
  • Miami Dade College should be a responsible, engaged member of the local community
  • Academic learning is strengthened by engaging in meaningful service and reflection
  • Education at Miami Dade College should be transformative; creating ethical and responsible community participants
  • All partners in the service-learning process should be engaged in teaching and learning, serving and being served

Learn more about service-learning through our video.









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