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Service Learning Project Description

The Service Learning Project is a highly successful and meaningful assignment that is embedded in some of our CMUN 10 (Small Group Communication) classes. Our Service Learning Project assignment began in 2001 at Gavilan College, and since its inception groups have raised $75,000 and volunteered thousands of hours to benefit campus and local non-profit organizations.

Students enrolled in the Service Learning sections of CMUN 10 learn about group development, leadership, decision-making, and conflict management in groups, and then their learning is put “into action” throughout an 8-week long assignment that benefits the community.