As part of the USD Changemaker Hub the Center for Community Service Learning engages students to learn in partnership with the community and make life-long commitments to promote social change and justice. For over 25 years the Center for Community Service-Learning has worked with the San Diego and global community. From direct service, addressing real needs identified by the community, to advocacy/activism, the center provides students with valuable experiential education opportunities.
CASA (Center for Awareness, Service and Action) gives any student the opportunity to serve at any time. Located in the Hahn University Center, Room 113, CASA sponsors a wide range of meaningful student-led community service projects.
Through course-based service-learning, students are able to serve and learn in the context of the classroom. The community becomes part of the classroom and students are able to see and experience first hand what they are learning from their professors.
Many service projects address a variety of social issues which are brought to light and examined by the Social Issues Committee (SIC). Providing learning opportunities through an annual conference with major speakers, team-taught classes and cultural events, SIC bridges the gap between service and activism.
The Center for Community Service-Learning is located in Maher Hall, Room 218; the telephone number is (619) 260-4798. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or go to: Center for Community Service-Learning.