A CBL Course is a regular classroom course with additional hours creating and implementing projects or conducting research in partnership with a local community organization.
The CBL Faculty Handbook is a guide for developing your CBL course. It includes tips on getting started, reflection, evaluation, and example syllabi.
The CBL Summer Institute gives faculty an opportunity to team up with a community partner and student leader, and work closely with OCBL staff to design a new CBL course or revamp an already existing CBL course. Faculty apply to attend and receive a small stipend.
Brockton History Tour
The Office of CBL, in collaboration with the Brockton Historical Society, arranges Brockton History Tours, available for any CBL course. Tours are led by Willie Wilson Jr., local historian and native Brocktonian.
The Diversity Training is available to any Community-Based Learning course and can be arranged at any time during the semester. Its main is to have students think critically about root causes of inequality as they prepare to serve in local communities.
The Office's Community Partners include a variety of schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
Many conferences related to community-based learning are held throughout the year. We encourage you to attend.