Community-Based Learning ProgramAt Portland Community College (PCC) is an academic program that provides support across all disciplines through assistance with community-based learning course implementation, professional development, and resources. The program supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of PCC and serves everyone under the PCC umbrella throughout the district.
Additionally, the Community-Based Learning Program provides resources for hands-on individual and student group volunteering throughout the greater Portland region
Classes approved for community-based learning are listed here in GivePulse.
As a teaching method, Community-Based Learning integrates reciprocal partnerships, community engagement, and critical reflection to meet institutional and course outcomes while developing individual, civic, and social responsibility. Faculty choose to teach courses with a community-based learning component (either optional or required) as a way to engage students in the classroom. Students in these courses actively participate in the community and relate their experiences to the course material through various methods of reflection (discussion, journal entry, written report, presentation, etc.).
For Community Partners
Request to affiliate with PCC Community-Based Learning by clicking HERE. This will allow students to see your volunteer opportunities, internships, and events.
Learn more about the GivePulse Affiliate process HERE.