The Community Service Center provides four service learning programs through which student participants gain important service and professional experience by helping solve community and regional issues.
CPW-Community Planning Workshop >>>
CPW is an experiential program within the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. Students work in teams under the direction of Faculty and Graduate Teaching Fellows to develop proposals, conduct research, analyze and evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations for possible solutions to planning problems in Oregon communities. The CPW model is unique in many respects, but is transferable to any institution that desires to link pedagogy with community service.
The mission of the EDAUC is to link university resources with communities for the purpose of enhancing regional sustainable economic development. EDUAC provides technical assistance to distressed communities throughout the state with the focus of creating sustainable local economies through capacity building, applied research, and partnerships.
OPDR is a coalition of public, private, and professional organizations working collectively toward the mission of creating a disaster resilient and sustainable state. Developed and coordinated by the Community Service Center (CSC), OPDR employs a service learning model to increase community capacity and enhance disaster safety and resilience statewide.
The RARE AmeriCorps program works to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions. RARE participants assist communities and agencies in the development and implementation of plans for achieving a sustainable natural resource base and improving rural economic conditions while gaining community building and leadership skills.