Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS)


Interested in developing a service-learning partnership? CELTS offers a variety of resources to help you get started. We can also provide support to you throughout your service-learning experience.

Service-Learning Handbooks


The service-learning staff at CELTS are available for individual consultations with faculty, community partners and students. We can help you:

  • develop ideas for projects,
  • connect you with a service-learning partner and
  • connect you with more resources.

Contact CELTS Director Ashley Cochrane to make an appointment.

Orientations, Reflection Facilitations and TA Trainings

CELTS service-learning staff offer in-class orientations for:

  • service-learning courses,
  • help with facilitation of reflection activities and
  • trainings for Teaching Assistants (TAs) who will be working with a service-learning course.

For more information or to schedule one of these programs, contact Ashley Cochrane.

Mini-Van and Transportation Reimbursement

CELTS has a mini-van available for use by students in service-learning courses. All motorpool regulations apply to use of the CELTS mini-van. Contact CELTS Program Associate Sheila Lyons at least one week in advance to schedule use of the mini-van. See the attached form for details about use of the mini-van.

CELTS also offers limited reimbursement of transportation costs for service-learning courses. See the attached form for more information.

Sample Forms

These sample forms may be helpful as you develop your service-learning course. You are welcome to use or adapt these forms to fit the specific needs of your service-learning course.

Resource Library

CELTS has available a variety of books, journals and other resources that focus on service-learning. You can access a full listing of these resources on BANC, the Berea College Library Catalog.

Web Resources

These websites provide many resources for faculty, community partners and students, including information on:

  • service-learning syllabi,
  • reflection,
  • research,
  • conferences,
  • publications and more.

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