- Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national (USA) coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities, representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. At Campus Compact, they build democracy through civic education and community development.
- Service Learning, Purdue University
Nearly 300 courses that integrate service learning components into their design and implementation.
- The Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex, comprehensive, and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia (Penn’s local geographic community), Philadelphia, the University itself, and society benefit.
CommuniTech is a unique community service initiative at the University of Pennsylvania. It is a non-profit student organization that seeks to bridge the digital divide both locally and globally. CommuniTech is one of the most active student-driven community outreach groups at Penn; together, the board and members energetically and intelligently tackle the challenges of bridging the digital divide one project and one person at a time.
- Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco
The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good is dedicated to inspiring and preparing students at USF to pursue lives and careers of ethical public service and the common good. It supports undergraduate and graduate academic programs, provides service learning, and government experiences for students and generates publishable research.
- Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
The Haas Center for Public Service inspires Stanford University to realize a just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. It is the hub of Cardinal Service, a university-wide initiative to elevate and expand service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education.
- MIT Public Service Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Through service learning, MIT faculty and students have partnered with community clients to address real-world problems, including irrigation technology in the developing world, communication to support new models of rare-disease research, architectural design for housing and schools, and economic revitalization plans for New Orleans.
- Center for Community Learning, UCLA
Some courses include direct service (e.g. tutoring and mentoring) while others emphasize research as service (e.g. community-based research on the environment or public health).
- Engineers for Community Services (ECOS), The Ohio State University
ECOS is a student organization that promotes social responsibility through local and international service learning projects.
- Service Learning, Blum Center for Development Economics, UC Berkeley
An integral role of the Blum Center is to serve as a resource for all Cal students that want to engage in service learning programs that are specifically designed to alleviate global suffering. Currently the Center is conducting research on international service learning programs and establishing relationships with potential partners so that it can assist all students, including those in the Global Poverty & Practice Minor, who are looking to make first-hand contributions.
- Community-Based Learning Initiative, Princeton University
The Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) connects students' academic work with their interest in and concern for the communities around the University. Working with local nonprofits, students develop research projects, collect and analyze data, and share their results and conclusions, not just with their professors, but also with organizations and agencies that can make use of the information. Working with CBLI, students can do community-based research in courses, as a summer research internship, and as part of their junior paper or senior thesis.
- Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University
Through programming, advising and fellowships, the Swearer Center engages the university in collaborations with local partners to strengthen communities and better prepare students to lead lives of effective action.