The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) has a number of in-person and online resources for use by students, staff and faculty. 

Community Based Organizations

Reference Materials

Service Learning in the Disciplines - American Association For Higher Education

  • Acting Locally: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Environmental Studies, Harold Ward, ed.
  • The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women's Studies , Barbara J. Balliet and Kerrissa Hefferman, eds.
  • Life, Learning and Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Biology , David C. Brubaker and Joel H. Ostroff, eds.
  • Working for the Common Good: Concepts and Models for Service-Leaning in Management , Paul C. Godfreey and Edward T. Grasso, eds.

Service-Learning in Higher Education, Barbara Jacoby and Associates, Jossey-Bass, 1996

Where's the Learning in Service-Learning, Janet Eyler and Dwight E. Giles, Jr. Jossey-Bass, 1999

Successful Service-Learning Programs: New Models of Excellence in Higher Education, Edward Zlotkowski, ed., Anker Publishing, 1998

Combining Service and Learning: A Resource Book for Community and Public Service - Vols. I and II , Jane C. Kendall and Associates, National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, 1990

Campus Compact

Online database

Searchable database of syllabi by discipline includes hundreds of examples of lesson plans and syllabi that integrate community-based learning. Disciplines vary widely, from chemistry, economics, environmental studies to sociology. 

Campus Compact

National Service Learning Clearing House

Online database

Online database of lesson plans, syllabi and curricula offers a range of examples, including syllabi for ongoing courses as well as curricular materials to support one-time or "day of service" introductions to work in the community. 

National Service Learning Clearinghouse

Annual Reports

CCBLA Reports


2023 Spring Newsletter (PDF)

For archived newsletters, reach out to CCBLA staff.