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, firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.