Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS)


Berea College is affiliated with the following regional and national groups engaged in service-learning.

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 950 college and university presidents. The organization represents some five million students. These students are dedicated to promoting:

  • community service,
  • civic engagement and
  • service-learning in higher education.

Berea College is a member of the national Campus Compact and of the newly formed Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC).

The KyCC is a statewide membership organization of college and university presidents and their institutions. Members are committed to:

  • Integrating service learning as a valued component of effective teaching and learning
  • Meeting institutional civic responsibilities to help address the needs of the Commonwealth
  • Fostering the development of relevant collaborative partnerships between and among campuses

Colleges and universities work to create a supportive campus environment for involvement in service. This best prepares their students to be active, committed, informed citizen leaders in their communities.

Just Connections

Berea College is a member of Just Connections, a network of rural community leaders and educators who are committed to working democratically to create socially just and sustainable communities. The work of Just Connections is to create linkages and partnerships between colleges and communities to develop participatory learning and action opportunities, including service-learning and participatory community-based research projects.

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