Courses & Scholarship

Courses & Scholarship

Community-based learning (CBL) courses connect students to communities for the purpose of deepening learning. Community-engaged research engages faculty expertise with the expertise of community stakeholders in order to co-create new knowledge that serves a public good extending beyond the academic purpose of the work.

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement staff work with faculty seeking to create and fund CBL opportunities and pursue community-engaged research.
Course Support Grants

Community-Based Learning

Community-based learning can include a variety of modes, including volunteering, collaborative projects, clinical education, and study trips. Many community-based learning courses at the University of Richmond center around larger initiatives, including the Eco-Corridor on campus and the restoration of African American cemeteries across Richmond.
Community Conversation

New Knowledge for the Public Good

Community-engaged research engages faculty and community stakeholders in meaningful research together and is published both in disciplinary journals and in journals dedicated to community engagement. 

Volunteer Celebration

Resources for Community-Based Learning Students

Community-based learning succeeds when students further their own learning through experience and reflection and give valuable information or service to the community partner.