Information for Community Partners
The CCEL's practices draw from a variety of Community Based
Learning (CBL) models. Local nonprofit organizations and leaders,
including several Marist alumni, play a crucial role in our approach.
Our community partners provide students with experiences that
connect course content with critical regional issues and initiatives.
In every instance case the participating student's coursework and
service project must support the community partner’s essential
mission and programs. Student participants must also analyze the
direct and measurable impact their work has on the organization.
Individuals interested in learning more about the CCEL's work should
consider joining the CCEL mailing list. Members of the list receive the
electronic “Call for Participation” notices that are sent out throughout
the semester. CCEL staff are also available to discuss options for
organizations. Please email CCEL Director Melissa Gaeke to add
your organization's name to the mailing list or to set up a meeting.