Community Involvement & Service-Learning (CISL) at Cape Fear Community College offers students in select university transfer curriculum and career-focused classes the opportunity to volunteer at a Community Service Organization (CSO) as part of a class project. Students may also participate in service projects as part of a club or organization sponsored by CFCC or through a staff or faculty mentor. To find out about opportunities for the spring 2015 semester, please come to our 3rd Annual Service-Learning Fair in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, January 14, 2015.
To integrate into college courses and student activities meaningful community service activities that:
- Provide opportunity to apply ideas and theories learned in class to a service-based experience;
- Foster self-awareness of the interconnectedness to the communities in which students live;
- Produce civic-minded critical thinkers poised to become productive and active members of the global community.
The steps toward a successful Service Learning experience begin with identifying a CSO that is willing to partner for the semester and to offer high-quality experiences for students in exchange for high-quality service and time.
An instructor or program may pre-select one or more CSOs to work with their students, or an instructor may leave the decision to the student. Instructors incorporate all the steps for Service Learning into their BlackBoard course sites for easy access by students in their classes.
Please browse the lists of Community Service Organizations to learn more about the many service-based organizations in our community that rely on volunteers. Information about each organization comes directly from that agency’s website, brochure, or volunteer application. Our list is not comprehensive and may need updating. If you know of any updates required or a local service-based organization that should be included, please contact the Service Learning Coordinator.