Civic Engagement benefits community partners by:

  • Providing assistance to a needed service in the community 
  • Allowing community partners to feel valued and appreciated for their community-based expertise and knowledge
  • Increasing students' awareness about their biases, prejudices, and stereotypes toward others
  • Creating a network with local schools, colleges, and universities to seek out additional resources and assistance

​(Watkins, Ph.D, M. & Braun, L. (2005). Service-learning: From classroom to community to career. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Life.)