Community-Based Learning

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Through community-based partnerships, Unity College students make professional connections and build their resumes throughout their undergraduate experience.
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Community is an inherent part of the Unity College experience—extending our classrooms beyond four walls to places where active, hands-on learning and environmental impact are possible. 

Our classrooms include the bogs, lakes, streams, woodlands, and wetlands in and around the region. They are the halls of government, the local town meetings, area schools, agencies, businesses, and grassroots action groups working to make real change in our community. 

Community-based learning uses the world as a classroom for service and education. Unity students have the opportunity to work alongside professionals, private citizens, and local leaders to identify and implement real solutions to real issues.  

Community-based learning takes place through various activities, including courses, clubs, special programs, and extracurricular opportunities throughout the year. 

Other community-based learning activities include campus projects and co-curricular programs.

Partnerships Outside the Classroom

Active partnerships between the College and a wide range of external agencies allow for the integration of classroom-based instruction with real world application, problem solving, collaboration, and community benefit. Through these partnerships, students make professional connections and build their resumes throughout their undergraduate experience. 

We are committed to involving students in environmental and community-wide issues that residents and leaders alike take on as active and engaged citizens. 

We Are Committed to Community

Our commitment to community-based learning has earned the College national recognition. In 2012, Unity was named one of 14 national finalists on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll. And in 2011, the College received the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. 

 

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