For Students

The Community Engaged Learning (CEL) program enables to students to apply what they learn in class to issues in society while collaborating with community members, faculty, staff, and other students.

Get Involved

Students from all years and majors have the opportunity to enroll in CEL classes! Look for courses on the homepage.

Next Steps

You have just completed a CEL course and are looking for ways to stay involved!

Here's a list of things you can do:

  • Continue volunteering at the community-based organization. Although your CEL class component has ended, there are always ongoing needs to be met in the organization. Inquire about ways to help out next semester, and don't hesitate to ask your peer assistants/faculty for suggestions.
  • Enroll in another CEL class. The number of Community Engaged Learning courses at Brandeis are expanding across all departments and are open both semesters. Check out the course bulletin in the CEL website for Spring 2010 listing.
  • Apply for internships. Many organizations offer co-curricular internships and/or part-time jobs. If you are looking to receive academic credit for work at your organization or need to fulfill a major requirement, contact Jessica Paquin, Academic Internship Administrator.
  • Move forward with a service-based idea. The Waltham Group, Department of Community Service, and the Office of Experiential Learning have teamed up to help you develop and implement community-related initiatives and projects. Office hours are held Mondays from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Waltham Group office. Please RSVP to Nate Rosenblum to let him know you are coming.
  • Become a Peer Assistant. Interested in taking a leadership position in a future CEL course? Talk to your CEL professors about their needs, and inquire about receiving academic credit for the semester-long position.

Have any questions? Email Audra Grady.