Mission statement

To engage students in meaningful, mutually beneficial service opportunities that simultaneously meet Whatcom Community College's core learning abilities and community-defined needs. 

WCC's Service-Learning program provides opportunities for students to enhance their academic experience through service by applying their skills and knowledge to real-life situations while developing personal leadership skills, fostering a sense of civic responsibility, and enriching the lives of others.

 

What is service-learning?

A course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. --Bringle & Hatcher, 1995

 

Get involved!

  • Take a service-learning class
  • Join the service-learning club
  • Participate in one-time service events