Five College Community-Based Learning (CBL)

Hampshire College

At Hampshire, Community Based Learning involves combining formal classroom study of a particular issue with direct "real-world" exposure to the issue in a community setting. The community component of a CBL course might involve student internships, guest lectures by representatives of community organizations, field research involving community agencies, or any combination of these approaches. Liberal arts colleges have increasingly experimented with CBL, and with reason; such courses have the potential to enliven curriculum.

For more information please contact:

Mary Bombardier, Director
Community Partnerships For Social Change (CPSC)
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 559-6620

Robin Marion, Educational Outreach Coordinator
Critical Studies Of Childhood, Youth, and Learning (CYL)
Hampshire College
893 West Street 
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 559-5659