Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Our Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement allows you to earn college credit for community service and volunteer activities related to subjects covered in class.

When you combine classroom learning with real-world experiences in the community, you'll make a positive difference in the world while enhancing your own education.

Why Service Learning?

  • 90 percent of students agreed that academically-based service helped them see how course subject matter can be used in everyday life.
  • 70 percent thought that service learning helped them better understand required reading and lectures.
  • 77 percent agreed that service learning should be practiced in more classes at their institutions.
  • 80 percent express a greater interest in community service after their service learning experience.

*According to the American Association for Community Colleges

Contact Information

Peter R. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Marvin Faculty Annex*, Room 107
(518) 629-4738

Catherine Willis, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Marvin Faculty Annex*, Room 105
(518) 629-4738
Office Hours:
Mondays: 11 a.m.  1 p.m. and 2  2:40 p.m.
Tuesdays: 11 a.m.  noon and 1 – 2:40 p.m. 
Fridays: 11 a.m.  12:20 p.m.

*located to the left of the main entrance to the Marvin Library Learning Commons