Center for Community-Based Learning and Action

Connecting students, staff, and faculty with community resources.

Get Involved In Community Work

Discover your strengths and interests by getting involved in community-based learning. The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action supports the partnership of Evergreen students, faculty, and local organizations in meeting community needs and promoting civic engagement. 

students in a classroom laughing

Meeting Student Needs

Greeners are dedicated student learners, we ensure that student basic needs are met so you can focus on your education. Get support with food, clothing, housing, hygiene products, home supplies, and more. 

Basic Needs Center

Evergreen Campus Food Bank

students at the olympia farmers market

Community-Based Learning

We build connections between local organizations and academic programs to support community-based learning in the curriculum and beyond the classroom. Our staff seek student learning environments that respectfully incorporate the community's unique needs, goals and aspirations.

Connect with us to learn how you can get involved in Olympia and neighboring communities. 

Learn more about Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Student Resources 

Become a Partner in Community Learning

Creative and fierce partners make a difference in our students learning and in our communities. Connect with us to learn how we can support your students or organization. It is our mission to pursue collaborative ways to establish community-to-campus connections.

Become a CCBLA Partner 

History and Legacy 

We have a long legacy of community-based learning and action at The Evergreen State College.

Learn more about the History of the CCBLA

The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action has it's own leaf on the Olympia Rafah Mural. 

CCBLA Director, Ellen Shortt-Sanchez recognized with the “Heart of Gold Award” by Sound Learning.

Basic Needs Center data used to testify in favor of bill to expand state support of public colleges helping students meet basic needs. 

Dig deep with academic programs centered on community-based learning. Contact the Center to learn more.