The program for Community-Based Learning (CBL) supports the mission and core values of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater by providing opportunities to help students succeed in their academic programs and beyond. CBL houses a service-learning High Impact Practice, which complements other student success initiatives and campus programs. CBL and UW-Whitewater collaborators, together, foster a campus community that is characterized by inclusive excellence for all students at UW-Whitewater.
Civic engagement and Community-Based Learning play a prominent role in what it means to have a high quality, liberal education and educate students who are prepared for the 21st century. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, problem-solving, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge in real-world settings.
"The heart of a vibrant democracy is educated, engaged citizens who are able to make choices for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. In this respect, the success of American postsecondary education is critical to the success of American Democracy.” - Committee on Economic Development