About Community Engaged Learning

With new staff changes in the Fitz Center and intentionally embracing the call to strive for living out the deepest sense of community engagement, we are now using the term community engaged learning in place of service learning. Unlike service, which can insinuate doing for and can mislead people into relationships that reinforce inequalities and are paternalistic, community engagement emphasizes working with a community on a shared vision. This includes a priority focus on sustaining reciprocal relationships with community partners in pursuit of creating meaningful and thoughtful community-based learning opportunities for our students. Using a community engaged learning strategy that integrates discipline and community knowledge to leverage assets and address issues in a community setting, we can better achieve our mission of educating leaders to build communities and creating justice minded citizens who work for the common good.

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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

St. Joseph Hall 433 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1445

937-229-5400 

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