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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
  • You can earn points in NECC’s Civic Scholars Program!

Read About Some of Our Service-Learning Projects

Spring 2022 Service-Learning Showcase

Spring 2021 Service-Learning Showcase

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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