Undergraduate

Community Service-Learning

The Community Service-Learning (CSL) fuses community service and academic inquiry, simultaneously creating memorable educational experiences for the student and valuable service to the greater Worcester community.

Program Tracks Available

Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15 (extended from November 1)

Early Action: November 15 (extended from November 1)

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


School

D'Amour College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Interdisciplinary Studies, English

Program Contact

Eloise Knowlton

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
508-767-7486 La Maison Francise Salon - Room 202

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Faculty


Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

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Skyler Hesch

Community Service-Learning 2020
Double major in English Literature and English Writing and Mass Communications and double minor in Education and Community Service Learning

My CSL experiences inspired me to be the difference, find my passion, and live a life that matters

From soup kitchens to after school programs to nursing homes to food pantries to thrift shops, minoring in CSL opened my eyes to the needs of others in my community as well as my own ability to make a difference and have a positive impact on those around me every day.
Natalia Kaczor

Community Service-Learning 2020
Research & Development / Quality Control Intern, Randolph Products

Community Service Learning provided me with both intellectual growth and community involvement

Through my CSL course worked with Ascentria, I created a presentation to aide teen immigrants with the impact of culture shock in Worcester. Hearing their personal accounts made me appreciate the diversity of our community and realize the importance of public outreach.
Kathleen Hurley

Management 2017
Attending Law School, Hofstra Law

Through community service opportunities and classes, I learned I was passionate about social justice

This experience influenced me to pursue legal work for my career. I hope to become a criminal or human rights lawyer following law school.

Shining Their Light

Skyler Hesch

Community Service-Learning 2020
Double major in English Literature and English Writing and Mass Communications and double minor in Education and Community Service Learning

My CSL experiences inspired me to be the difference, find my passion, and live a life that matters

From soup kitchens to after school programs to nursing homes to food pantries to thrift shops, minoring in CSL opened my eyes to the needs of others in my community as well as my own ability to make a difference and have a positive impact on those around me every day.
Natalia Kaczor

Community Service-Learning 2020
Research & Development / Quality Control Intern, Randolph Products

Community Service Learning provided me with both intellectual growth and community involvement

Through my CSL course worked with Ascentria, I created a presentation to aide teen immigrants with the impact of culture shock in Worcester. Hearing their personal accounts made me appreciate the diversity of our community and realize the importance of public outreach.
Kathleen Hurley

Management 2017
Attending Law School, Hofstra Law

Through community service opportunities and classes, I learned I was passionate about social justice

This experience influenced me to pursue legal work for my career. I hope to become a criminal or human rights lawyer following law school.
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First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting

Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

Our Mission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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Dec 10 Thu

Student Life Panel and Presentation

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. During the presentation and panel you will: Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more Ask your questions to students

Dec. 10, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Dec 17 Thu

Financial Aid 101 Webinar

You're invited to join us for an informative Financial Aid 101 Webinar. This webinar provides an overview of the financial aid process at Assumption University. You'll learn more about: How to apply for financial aid How financial aid is determined The different types of financial aid funding The ... Read more

Dec. 17, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Events

Dec 10 Thu

Student Life Panel and Presentation

Join us virtually to take a closer look at student life at Assumption. During the presentation and panel you will: Learn more about living and learning at Assumption University Hear about residential life, student involvement, campus traditions, and more Ask your questions to students

Dec. 10, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual
Register
Dec 17 Thu

Financial Aid 101 Webinar

You're invited to join us for an informative Financial Aid 101 Webinar. This webinar provides an overview of the financial aid process at Assumption University. You'll learn more about: How to apply for financial aid How financial aid is determined The different types of financial aid funding The ... Read more

Dec. 17, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual
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Career Paths


Careers and Graduate Schools

Service Opportunities

CSL students work in a specific setting that allows them to apply their knowledge to benefit the community. The setting is determined by the faculty member to support the academic experience. The sites listed below are a sample of those associated with CSL classes. The Assumption Reach Out Center also has an extensive array of community service sites where students can volunteer based on their interest and schedule.

  • African Community Education
  • New Citizens Center
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Salvation Army
  • Heifer Project’s Overlook Farm
  • Dismas House
  • Training Resources of America
  • Notre Dame Du Lac
  • Friends of Newton Hill
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Autumn Woods

Professor Michael Land, Ph.D., Named New England Journalism Educator of the Year

The New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENOA) has named Associate Professor of English and Director of Assumption’s Community Service Learning Program Michael Land, Ph.D., New England Journalism Educator of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes a professor at a university or college in New England who performs outstanding work in preparing aspiring journalists and writers.

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