Develop authentic relationships, advocate for social change, and work to redistribute power.
The Center for Community Engagement encourages a critical approach to service-learning by encouraging students to develop authentic relationships, advocate for social change, and work to redistribute power. Critical service-learnings asks students to go beyond direct service to examine the underlying social systems that perpetuate inequalities and explore ways to dismantle these systems. We believe that critical service-learning is key to engaging student and community leaders who will positively transform our university and communities.
PDF: Mitchell, T. D. (2008). Traditional vs. critical service-learning: Engaging the literature to differentiate two models. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2), 50-65.
Stoecker, Randy. Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement. 2016. Print.