Capacity Building – Typically for upper-level students. Students get to truly practice what they are learning. Students work collaboratively with one another, and with a community partner to deliver a completed and useful resource for a non-profit client. This experience gives the student a sense of what it’s like to work in the nonprofit field, and exposes them to the option of working in the nonprofit sector.
Thematic Research – Students take a close look at a problematic issue related to their field of study and existent within the community. They will conduct research, and create a new and valuable source of information for the community.
Student-Planned – Students work with a community partner, but the students themselves decide the scope of their project. Students will brainstorm and implement a new project for the community partner that corresponds with both course content and the goals of the partner.
Classic Service Learning – Students get to be a part of a non-profit for the semester, and help them carry out their mission. Student’s will blend classroom learning with a comparable volunteer experience to gain a broader understanding of the course content.
Exposure and Awareness– An exposure CBL course is very similar to a normal college course. The key difference is that in this course, through guest speakers and field trips, students will learn the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the course content they are studying.