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Learning & Service

The Office of Community Engaged Learning & Service is a one-stop shop for resources related to connecting students, courses, and faculty scholarship to the community. Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is an instructional strategy that refers to community activities that are integrated with course content to provide enriching, experiential learning opportunities that address the public good. 

At Drake, we recognize that CEL extends beyond traditional service-learning and may include a field experience, practicum, internship, capstone, research project, clinical, co-op, or co-curricular activity. The experience may be a direct service/activity, or research, or other off-site work that benefits a community partner. See Our Philosophy for specific definitions of service-learning, community engagement, etc.

Contact Us

Renee Sedlacek, Director, renee.sedlacek@drake.edu or 515-271-2454

Amanda Martin, Program Coordinator, amanda.martin@drake.edu or 515-271-2767

Visit Us

We are located at the 25th Street Center with Drake International (1213 25th St, next to Varsity Theater).

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We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DrakeService and use #DrakeServes

Community News
April 24, 2018
Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).