Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a term that encompasses academic service-learning, civic education/engagement, experiential education and problem-based learning. As an approach that is both collaborative and project-based, Community-Based Learning combines academic instruction and community-derived expertise from a diverse and dedicated body of stakeholders.
Community-Based Learning Associations
Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-based Learning
The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL, pronounced "able") is a non-profit, professional organization whose mission is to deepen learning and to transform institutions with electronic portfolios and other learner-centered technologies online that support lifelong, 21st Century educational and career growth.
Campus-Community Partnerships for Health
Established in 1997, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
CUMU was founded with the purpose of bringing together Presidents and University Leaders to share, discuss, and debate important issues facing our unique institutions.
Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium
The goal of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.
Continuums of Service Conference
The Continuums of Service Conference invites leaders from higher education, K-12 education, community-based organizations, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, businesses, and grassroots efforts to convene and discuss strategies to implement our shared leadership and responsibility to rebuild and strengthen communities across the region.
International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
For more than a decade, IARSLCE has supported the process of discovery by assembling scholars, practitioners, funders, and students to share and discuss their research related to service-learning and community engagement.
International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership Annual Symposium
IPSL programs combine academic studies and community service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.
Michigan Campus Compact
The purpose of Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is to build and sustain a network of colleges and universities to strengthen student engagement through sharing and expanding knowledge and resources, fostering community partnerships, and celebrating service leaders. MiCC is a state office of the Campus Compact national organization and its membership unites public, private, two-and four-year institutions across the spectrum of higher education.
National Service-Learning Conference
The National Service-Learning Conference focuses on service-learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic skills and citizenship while addressing community needs in a genuine way. It convenes teachers and other service-learning practitioners, administrators, researchers, policy-makers, youth leaders, parents, program coordinators, national service members, community-based organization staff, and corporate and foundation officers.