STudents Learning Through Experience 

Our Community Partnership Philosophy

The role of the Applied and Service-Learning Program is to be a liaison between SMC instructors, SMC students and community partners. As a liaison, the Applied and Service-Learning Program helps to create and support partnerships between all parties. To learn more about what is applied and service learning, our Partnership Philosophy and the services provided by the Applied and Service-Learning program, visit the Community Partnership Philosophy page.

Benefits of Participating

Participating in applied and service-learning experiences can benefit various individuals. To find out more information on how the Applied and Service-Learning Program can benefit your organization, visit the Benefits of Participating page.

Becoming a Community Partner

Many organizations throughout Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area have the capacity to provide meaningful and powerful real life experiences for our students. To find out more information on how the Applied and Service-Learning Program can help facilitate the process of connecting SMC students to your organization, to help address community needs and interests, visit the Becoming a Community Partner page.

Being Matched with SMC Faculty

What happens after your organization has registered with the Applied and Service-Learning Program and is recognized as one of our Community Partners? How do organizations begin receiving students for applied and service-learning opportunities? To find out what happens after being added to the Community Partner database, visit the Being Matched with SMC Faculty page.

Hosting SMC Students

Now that you have been matched with an SMC faculty, what happens next? When can students begin providing assistance at your organization? What expectations do we have of all SMC students who are participating in our program? To find out what the student process looks like and how best to connect with our SMC students, visit the Hosting SMC Students page.

Applied and Service-Learning Forms

Whether you are a student, faculty, or community partner, many of the forms you need to start your applied and service-learning experience with the Applied and Service-Learning Program can be found on the Applied and Service-Learning Forms page.

Community Partner Database

If you are an SMC faculty or student and need access to organizations who have registered with the Applied and Service-Learning Program, this information can be found on our Community Partner Database page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? We have answers to your questions. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for community partner, student, and faculty related questions.

Contact the Applied and Service-Learning Program

The Applied and Service-Learning Program welcomes the opportunity to discuss applied learning concerns, questions about the Applied and Service-Learning Program, and the role of Community Partners. To find out how tor reach the Applied and Service-Learning Program, visit the Contact the Applied and Service-Learning Program page.

PDF FileApplied and Service -‚ÄčLearning Community Partner Guide

The Community Partner Guide is a resource for organizations interested in becoming a community partner in the Applied and Service-Learning Program and/or organizations that are already referred to as our community partners. The guide answers questions about what is applied and service-learning, what are the requirements to participate, how to sign up and become a community partner, and more.