Then get engaged! Community engagement is applying what you’re learning in the classroom to the community, and using lessons from the community to enrich your coursework. It could be volunteering at a local non-profit, taking a course where you develop a plan for an organization, helping your club offer a program at a local library, or interning at a local business. If you’d like to learn more about what IU South Bend students are doing in the community, check out our Facebook page and Blog.
On the following pages you’ll learn about internships, community-engaged courses and volunteering. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’re happy to help! Contact Dr. Gail McGuire, Director of Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-520-4572.