Tennessee Promise

Center for Service-Learning & Civic Engagement

What is service-learning?

According to the National Commission on Service-Learning, service-learning:

Service-learning is not:

The distinctive element of service-learning is that it enhances the community through the service provided. Additionally, it also has powerful learning consequences for the students or others participating in providing a service. Service-learning is growing so rapidly because of its demonstrated benefits for communities, schools, students and faculty.