Community Engaged Learning
Two of the hallmarks of a Gabelli School education are learning by doing and business with purpose. These principles come together through community engaged learning.
Community engaged learning at the Gabelli School is available both internationally and in New York. To learn more about international community engaged learning, see the part of this section that deals with Fair Trade. To learn more about community engaged learning in New York City, see below.
In one recent year alone, Gabelli School students volunteered more than 1,300 total hours at nine Bronx nonprofits as part of the community engaged learning program—and gained hands-on experience in the process, along with one additional academic credit. Students have learned from and engaged with local residents in projects that had them assisting low-income residents in filing their income taxes, leading SAT-preparation workshops for high school students, and much more.
The greatest part about the Gabelli School’s community engaged learning program is that students get to choose the organization they help by proposing a project that interests them to the community engaged learning adviser. Students build their resumes and enhance their experience while advancing the cause of a nonprofit, program, or part of the community that matters most to them.
For more information
Visit the Gabelli School web pages to learn more about New York City-based community engaged learning at the Gabelli School, or to propose a one-credit community learning experience paired with an academic course.