Welcome to the Center for Service-Learning
We have been a bridge to and from Western's campus and the Bellingham community for nearly 20 years. We hope you will join our team of students, faculty and community partner organizations who collaborate in creative ways to make Whatcom County, Washington State, the nation and the world a better place. Through active learning, engaged teaching and meaningful partnerships we are working together to create positive social change.
Please enjoy our website, share your ideas with us, and read our newsletter to find out the latest happenings at the CSL.
See you in the community!
Timothy Costello, Director
National recognition for Western’s outstanding community engagement efforts
For the third consecutive year, Western has been selected to receive the national President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award. Western is Washington's only public university to receive this commendation for 2013. According to Steve VanderStaay, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, this award is the latest of several recent national awards recognizing Western's commitment to excellence and community service. Read the awards article to learn more about the award and other colleges and universities that were recognized.