Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

Community-Engaged Teaching is embraced by schools and departments across Washington University and used in many of our courses.

Sometimes referred to as service-learning, the experiences offered by these courses provide assignments and targeted learning activities in a community context. They integrate classroom theory with practice in the real world.

We have identified more than 80 undergraduate- and graduate-level courses that are enhanced by community-engaged teaching and learning at Washington University. These courses enable students of all disciplines, from business to art, to engage communities through service, projects and observation.

To nurture growth in this area, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement offers technical assistance, community partnership facilitation, and course-based funding opportunities through the Civic Engagement Fund.