Building Community Capacity through School-Based Service-Learning

  • Michelle Vazquez Jacobus
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Building, School Partnerships, Service Learning


This article describes the opportunities and challenges encountered in the servicelearning adaptation of an early childhood primary prevention program through the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston Auburn College. In the face of economic and social challenges confronted by many communities, service-learning models are proposed as essential programs for community-based colleges to develop. Recommendations based upon experiences in this collaboration are provided for colleges looking to expand their school-based service-learning programs.