“Education at its best – this profound human transaction called teaching and learning – is not just about getting information or getting a job. Education is about healing and wholeness. It is about empowerment, liberation, transcendence, about renewing the vitality of life. It is about finding and claiming ourselves and our place in the world.”
The Journal for Civic Commitment is dedicated to growing and strengthening the discussion around service learning, which connects the academic curriculum to service and civic engagement in communities, both locally and globally. Through service learning experiences, students come to appreciate the importance of participating as responsible citizens in community life. Service learning is the conduit through which community colleges help to create an informed, participatory citizenry.
Service learning brings examples of current issues we face as a nation, and as a planet, to the forefront of academic curricula, and allows students to experience them firsthand. In addition, students examine their own roles, their own actions, in the preservation and maintenance of democracy.
The Journal for Civic Commitment offers research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques to readers. It is dedicated to disseminating research-based and practical information to service learning practitioners, coordinators, and administrators.
Opinions or points of view expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Community College National Center for Community Engagement or the Maricopa Community Colleges District.