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Sarah E. Merranko, Ed.D
Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
Assistant Professor, Languages and Literature

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd. P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD  20646
301-870-3008, ext. 7367
Fax (301) 934-7699

Service-Learning in Maryland's Community Colleges Consortium

  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Carroll Community College
  • Harford Community College
  • Howard Community College
  • Montgomery College







K-12 schools in Maryland have been actively involved in service-learning since 1992.   However, Maryland community colleges continue to search for ways to establish and maintain service-learning programs. In an effort to address this issue, the College of Southern Maryland, Carroll Community College, Harford Community College, Howard Community College, and Montgomery College, have collaborated to form Service-Learning in Maryland's Community Colleges Consortium.

The goals of this program are:

  1. to increase the number of Maryland Community College students participating in service-learning
  2. to provide faculty incentive and faculty development programs at each participating college
  3. and to gather data that supports the educational benefits of service learning 

The main activities of this program that will help each college reach these goals are faculty training sessions, student service-leadership workshops, ongoing consortium meetings, and community agency partnership fairs.  This program is funded with the assistance of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America-Higher Education Consortia grant.