The CCEL’s practices draw from a variety of Community Based Learning (CBL) models. Local nonprofit organizations and leaders, including several Marist alumni, play a crucial role in our approach. Our community partners provide students with experiences that connect course content with critical regional issues and initiatives. In every instance case the participating student’s coursework and service project must support the community partner’s essential mission and programs. Student participants must also analyze the direct and measurable impact their work has on the organization.
Individuals interested in learning more about the CCEL’s work should consider joining the CCEL mailing list. Members of the list receive the electronic “Call for Participation” notices that are sent out throughout the semester. CCEL staff are also available to discuss options for organizations. Please email CCEL Director Melissa Gaeke to add your organization’s name to the mailing list or to set up a meeting.
Our 2018 – 2019 Community Partners
- Catskill Animal Sanctuary
- Dutchess County Community Action Partnership
- Dutchess Outreach
- Family Partnership Center
- Family Services
- Hudson River Housing
- Hudson Valley Sloop Clearwater
- Mental Health America Dutchess County
- NAMI-Mid Hudson
- Poughkeepsie Farm Project
- Rural Migrant Ministry
- United Way of Dutchess and Orange Region