Community-engaged learning incorporates real-world experiences to enhance students' academic and personal explorations. In the Rubenstein School, a large portion of our community-engaged learning opportunities for students comes in the form of service-learning courses. Service-learning is a teaching philosophy that combines service in the community with classroom instruction and focuses on personal reflection and development of civic and personal responsibility.

Student planting tree at city park

RSENR Service-Learning Courses

RSENR faculty teach several service-learning courses each year that engage students in working with community partners. View a list of these courses and see where RSENR students are making an impact!

Students with community partner

Student Projects & Products

Snapshot of community-engaged service-learning in action, products and presentations produced by students for their community partners, and testimonials from students themselves.

College students teaching elementary school students

RSENR Community Partner Resources

Our ever-growing network of community partners provides real world opportunities for RSENR students. Includes both information about and resources for community partners.

Resources & Opportunities

Additional Resources

UVM's Office of Community-Engaged Learning (CELO)


RSENR Student Services

TA Opportunity

Apply to be a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant through the Office of Community-Engaged Learning (CELO). The Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program provides support for faculty, students, and community partners engaged in designated service-learning courses at UVM.