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Service Learning & Community Engagement
Hale Hoaloha, Room 104
(808) 735-4895
IG: @CUHServiceLearning

The mission of the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement is to empower students to define and deepen their classroom learning experience through impactful need-based community engagement rooted in Marianist and Native Hawaiian values.

Our vision is to foster a collective sense of place through investment in community partnerships, service learning process and pedagogy, and a commitment to serving others. We envision a campus culture that embraces service and service learning as a valuable community-focused vehicle toward personal growth.

Key Elements:

At Chaminade, service-learning:

  • Is thoughtfully organized to address true needs in the community.

  • Is integrated into the academic curriculum of a course, illuminating the practical applications of the material.

  • Includes structured means for reflection on the service experience.

  • Encourages active student involvement in the learning process.

  • Includes 10+ service hours, although grades/course points should be earned for the learning demonstrated through reflection (not simply for hours served).

Why Participate in Service-Learning?

Service-learning helps to bridge the “real world” and the classroom. Research shows that service-learning is effective; it helps improve students’ grades, test scores, attendance, and self-confidence. It builds critical thinking and communication skills and fosters civic engagement while allowing students to test and apply what they are learning in the classroom.