Goucher College's Community-Based Learning program offers opportunities in 10 distinct areas.  

  • Animal Welfare
  • Criminal Justice & Prison Education
  • Community Organizing
  • Empowering Ability
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food & Housing Security
  • K-12 Education & Youth Development
  • Immigrant & Refugee Programs
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Health and Wellness/Mindfulness

There are many ways to get involved with Community-Based Learning and Social Justice programs.

  • Become a part of one of Goucher's weekly signature programs, including a unique off-campus Federal Work Study job;
  • Volunteer with a local organization through the Community-Based Learning blog to learn more about one-time and periodic service events with one of our many community partners;
  • Get involved with an activist or social justice student club, or volunteer through Athletics or Spiritual and Religious Life;
  • Apply to be on the Social Justice Committee, a body within Goucher Student Government;
  • Take a Community-Based Learning course;
  • Participate in a community-based internship;
  • Serve on the Social Justice and Activist Alliance;
  • Apply to be a Student Leader for Civic Action, a student director for one of our weekly signature programs.

Our programs support organizations throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  These opportunities range from weekly and on-going volunteer programs to credit-bearing Community-Based Learning courses, and also include the community-based programs lead by members of student clubs, athletic teams, and other campus groups. In 2013-2014, more than 1,000 Goucher students participated in a community-based experience with 60 community partners, with over 31,000 documented hours of community engagement. Goucher offers 9 signature weekly volunteer programs that span from tutoring in Baltimore City schools to organic gardening on local farms.

Please contact Lindsay K. Johnson '05, associate director of community-based learning (410-337-6262, lijohnso@goucher.edu), if you have any questions about community-based opportunities or would like to know more about a federal work study position within the Community-Based Learning Program.