Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Center for Service Learning

Established in 2001, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) Center for Service and Learning (CSL) works to bring together Indianapolis residents with the students, faculty, and staff at IUPUI to improve people’s lives.  As a partner in the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative (GINI) project, a citywide collaboration for holistic neighborhood revitalization, CSL participates in housing, public safety, beautification, business and economic development, education, health, and civic engagement initiatives that have been identified by the Near Westside community.   For example, a faculty-led student team partnered with Near Westside nonprofit groups to design the expansion of and new building for a community center.  CSL is also recognized as a leader in promoting and supporting community schools.

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