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Community-Based Learning Resources for the Community

Community-Based Learning Projects

Community-based learning projects match faculty and students to the needs of the nonprofit, government and business community. Representatives of interested organizations can contact staff at the Continuing Education and Community Engagement to begin the matching process for future Community-Based Learning projects.

At UW-Parkside each year approximately

  • 140 class projects are matched to community organizations
  • 1000 students in 25 different majors participate
  • Projects include research, marketing plans, strategic plans, graphic design, web page design, database design, security audits, GIS mapping, communication plans, personnel training, conflict resolution, and more.

Organizations interested in working with a Community-Based Learning project, fill out the Request for Assistance form and return to Debra Karp (262) 595-3340 at the Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the Continuing Education and Community Engagement at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or e-mail

Learning By Doing

Dr. Penny Lyter and her students in HESM 321, Women's Health Issues, bring donated exercise equipment to the women at Bethany Apartments and the Women's Resource Center in Racine.

HESM with sport equipment        WRC around tree with PLyter and students

The students, Simi Bharwani, Myah Pazdera, Anni Prideaux and Rebecca DeMatthew, spent their semester designing and delivering workshops on Women's Health as well as exercise classes to the clients of the two organizations. In addition, they organized a drive for donations of gently used exercise equipment for the women to be able to continue to exercise. The UW-Parkside Women's Center also made a generous donation to purchase new equipment to supplement the donations. 

CBL 101 students take class out into Petrifying Springs to learn more about Eco-Justice

CBL 101 Petrifying Springs                       Petrifying Springs for CBL 101

CBL 101 (Introduction to Community Based Learning) students went into Pets Springs a few weeks ago for class. They were there not only to enjoy the fall colors, but to do an activity that illustrates the tangible effects of climate change. Students listened to a presentation by naturalist Valerie Mann about the effect of warmer temperatures on the area's maple tree population.Students went out into the forest and divided trees into three categories based on whether or not they were flourishing in their current environment. CBL 101 students were able to see that some maple tree were not flourishing in a warmer environment, and would eventually begin moving north where the weather is cooler. This migration would have a great effect on maple tapping and syrup production in the area.

The students really enjoyed the opportunity to work outside of the classroom, and were impressed to see actual, physical consequences of climate change around them.


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