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Certification in Service Learning

Service learning students present the research they undertook for a local nonprofit.


Certification in Service Learning (CSL) recognizes students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences in utilizing their classroom skills to meet community-identified needs. Certification in Service Learning involves several components, including taking a service learning course, completing additional volunteer work, and reflecting on your service learning experiences. Any student who has completed a service learning course is eligible for this certificate.


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More than 2,350 students certified in service learning since 2007
More than 4,000 service learning opportunities each year
KU has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year since the award began
KU received the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification for 2010-20
Service learning students develop better problem-solving skills and better understanding of complex issues than other students
6: Engaged learning certifications available. More on the way
3: Service learning awards conferred each year
Service learning students have more connection to community and school than other students
Real-world experience accompanies classroom learning
Service learning certification is indicated on students' transcripts
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REMINDER: May 2 deadline coming up! The CCSR PSA Video Contest called Inspire Change in 60 Seconds deadline is coming up. The contest is open to any student currently enrolled at KU. The goal of the contest is to increase awareness about a social issue and inspire people to make a change. The grand prize winner will receive $300 cash prize and two runner-up winners will receive $100 each. Submissions are due by Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Winners will be selected and notified the following week. Check out our website for more information or contact us at ccsr@ku.edu with questions. ccsr.ku.edu/psa
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PSA Video Contest INSPIRE CHANGE IN 60 SECONDS Video Contest