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Community and Classroom Connections


Campus Contact, Campus in Action Civic Action Planning Initiative
Service-learning gives you opportunities to earn college credit, apply classroom learning in the real world, and make a difference in people’s lives. NECC offers many service learning courses that can connect you with many opportunities on- and off-campus.

Service-learning supports NECC’s commitment to civic engagement and an essential part of NECC’s Civic Action Plan.

Benefits of Service Learning

  • Gain real-world experience through the application of classroom learning in community settings
  • Explore careers and experience different organizational cultures
  • Participate in professional and social networking opportunities
  • Improve communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Forge new friendships and make strong connections with members of the NECC community
  • Understand community needs and the resources that can help address them
  • Acquire experience that you can tout in cover letters and job interviews
  • Qualify for service oriented scholarship applications
  • Know that you have helped to make a positive difference

Read About Some of Our Service Learning Projects

Amesbury Students Highlight Food Insecurity (Eagle Tribune News Story)

Crock pots will Help Address Food Insecurity in Merrimack Valley (NECC Newsroom Story)

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