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Community-Based Learning: Home

CBL is an academic course-based pedagogy that involves student work with disadvantaged and underserved individuals or groups that is structured to meet community-defined needs. It's also referred to as service-learning or academic service-learning.

Embarking with Engaged Scholarship: How to Use this Guide

This is a guide to exploring engaged scholarship with a particular focus on community-based learning. Engaged scholarship is a term that encompasses collaborative, community-based research, teaching, and learning. This guide provides tools to help you construct a community-based learning experience. It also links you to publications on engaged scholarship for academic research.


CBL at Georgetown University is administered through the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service. CSJ curates this guide and provides support for engaged scholarship. Visit to find out more.


Below, find suggested resources for building your course or starting your research. More resources can be found by clicking on the page tabs above this box.


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