Community Learning Lab


What is the Community Learning Lab?

The Community Learning Lab (CLL) was formed to create and support relationships between the community and the classrooms at the University of Illinois School of Social Work in a partnership that is mutually beneficial in the areas of growth, education, and service.

While addressing the areas of research, development, and service, the goals of the CLL are to:

  • PARTNER with agencies to produce outcomes that will enable them to enrich the services they provide, show the impact of their services, and maintain sustainability.
  • PROVIDE students with valuable hands on experience and an opportunity to walk away with a sense of accomplishment from their contributions at a community level.
  • ENABLE instructors to enhance their curriculums and serve vulnerable populations by overseeing the projects.

The CLL was started with grant support from theĀ  University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement.

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Community groups are encouraged to apply to the CLL with service-learning project proposals, via our website, at the beginning of each semester. We will work with faculty to find an appropriate match and make a concerted effort to facilitate as many partnerships as possible between agencies and classes.

Project proposals for the Spring 2015 semester can be submitted by clicking the “Apply Now” button below:

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CLL Stats | Project Descriptions:

Local Agency Partnerships and University of Illinois Collaborations

Survery Results

Project Descriptions | Sample Projects

CLL Growth

Other Resources:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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