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Community-Based Learning Courses

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.

Some examples of Community-Based Learning courses are:

  • Mediated Communications Theory: Students lead lessons and activities at Davis Commons’ after-school program to encourage media literacy and critical thinking about media messages (e.g., gender portrayals in media, television violence, deceptive advertising, Internet safety, etc.)
  • Marketing Research: Students will be researching the marketing reach of Burrito Wraps restaurant in Brockton and providing feedback on how to make more impact with their advertising
  • Mentoring Through Art: At-risk middle school students visit campus each week to explore photography or visual arts with a Stonehill mentor, culminating in an end-of-semester art show

Community Partners

The Office's Community Partners include a variety of schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Transportation Options

The Bat Bus

Brockton's public bus system, the Bat Bus, is accessible in front of the main entrance to Stonehill (route 9). It charges a minimal fare and routes cover a majority of the city. View the schedule and plan your route here.

Zip Cars

Two Zip Cars are available in Duffy Parking Lot to registered drivers. 

The City of Brockton

In 2012, a research methods for sociology course put together a survey of Stonehill student's and faculty perceptions of Brockton. Check out their findings.

Duffy Academic Center – 116

The Office of Community-Based Learning allows students to perform service-learning projects or conduct community-based research that not only benefits local needs but is designed collaboratively between community-based organizations as well as faculty and students.