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Resources for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship

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Welcome to the Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship resource guide! According to Loyola University Maryland's Center for Community, Service, and Justice, community-engaged learning (also known as service learning) "is a collaboration between students and community members in order to learn from one another and build knowledge together. Students use their skills and course knowledge to support a local organization achieve their goals. In turn, the experiences students have outside the classroom enhance the learning that they are doing in class." 

Similarly, Notre Dame of Maryland University defines service learning "as working and problem-solving real world issues alongside community members. These interactions provide rich, experiential learning opportunities when coupled with guided reflection, class discussion, and skilled analysis relating to course content." 

This guide hopes to serve as a roadmap for faculty and staff seeking information about community-engaged learning resources. Have a question on any of the information resources available in this guide? Don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to support you in your research process.

Off-Campus Users

To log into the library research databases from off-campus, you will be required to use your Loyola or NDMU provided username (full email address:, or and password. Notre Dame students should use their Gatorpass (same as email password), NOT their Brightspace password.

If you need assistance logging in, please start a chat with a librarian.