Academic Service Learning

Berkeley College is pleased to offer students experiential learning opportunities that also provide services to nonprofit organizations. Students can take courses that are part of their degree programs in which their class will partner with a community organization. Student projects vary, depending on the course and the partner organization, and may involve

  • developing marketing materials
  • planning and executing an internal control audit
  • preparing a volunteer recruitment plan for an organization.

Class projects are designed to meet the course objectives, teach students about the importance of community service, and promote the business aspects of nonprofit organizations. Students earn credits for their coursework and complete the class with the satisfaction of knowing they made a valuable contribution to their partner organization and to the community.

Previous Academic Service Learning partners include Gilda's Club, FDNY Burn Center Foundation, Metro New York American Red Cross, Eva's Village, Jewish Home Life Care Nursing Home, The North Jersey Community Research Foundation, Clifton Art Center, Paterson Museum, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Casa Linda (Mexico) and Food Bank for Westchester.

To register for Academic Service Learning courses and for further information, please contact your Dean of Advisement.