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Community-Based Learning

About Community-Based Learning Classes

Want to build real-world, resume-ready skills? Like to make a difference in your community? Community Based Learning (CBL) classes, also sometimes called Service Learning Classes, foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world. At Drew, CBL classes strengthen community partners that serves the common good. They fulfill the Off-Campus Experience requirement and qualify as one of the Launch program’s immersive experiences.

Drew’s focus on experiential learning through Launch means plenty of opportunities for real world experience. Take a Community Based Learning class and make an impact in your local community. Connect your passion for action with your academic interests at Drew.

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Featured Classes

Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees and Resettlement

Prof. Jonathan Golden
This course explores the many dimensions of the global refugee crisis, with a specific focus on resettlement. Working in partnership…

Advanced Environmental Science

Prof. Alex Bajcz
In this course, upper-level environmental science/studies majors will serve as consultants for the Borough of Madison, NJ business community. In…

Medical Geography

Prof. Lisa Jordan
Medical Geography investigates the intersections of health and place. The objectives of the course are to illuminate the importance of…

Social Policy and Inequality in America (Honors)

Prof. Patrick McGuinn
This course is an online, upper-level, community-based learning seminar on social policy and inequality in America for students interested in…

Homelessness: Learning in Action

Prof. Judy Pryor Ramirez
Students will engage the issue of homelessness and the role faith communities play in addressing it through Drew University’s Neighbors-in-Need…

Theatre in the Community: The Newark Collaborative

Prof. Chris Ceraso, Judy Tate
This course is a collaborative theatre-making enterprise in which Drew students will team with high school students from the Newark inner…

Writing for Wikipedia: Sources, Styles, and Sentences

Prof. Sandra Jamieson
This course invites students to engage in public writing and to perfect their writing and information literacy skills while they…

Applied Analysis of Social Entrepreneurship

Prof. Maliha Safri
This course compliments ECON 286: Social Entrepreneurship: Theorizing Global Trends, with a focus on hands-on approaches to social entrepreneurship, as…

Featured Resources

Serves resident and commuter students and is managed by Gionna Del Purgatorio C’20, our Drew AmeriCorps Changebuilder Coordinator in the Center …


Sandra Jamieson

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Patrick McGuinn

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Lisa Jordan

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Alex Bajcz

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Maliha Safri

Community-Based Learning Faculty

Chris Ceraso

Community-Based Learning Faculty,NYC Program Director

Jonathan Golden

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

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