Whether you are a student looking to connect to the community in a meaningful way, a faculty member wanting to add a service component to one of your courses, or staff member interested in a new project, the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program can assist you in connecting with local organizations. Susan Sanning, Assistant Director of Service Learning and Engagement, is happy to talk with you and help you explore opportunities that match your individual interests, needs, and strengths.
"I know I want to go to grad school eventually but first I want to take some time off."
Does that sound like you? Sometimes Grinnell students say something like this as they are thinking about life after graduation, and the appeal of "time off" after four intensive years is obvious. This section of the website is designed to give you some ways to think about how you might spend the first year or two after you finish your Grinnell education.
Alumni of Grinnell’s First Year of College Program understand the true value of a liberal arts education.
Applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship year are open now through November 17, 2014.
As part of its historic commitment to social justice and responsibility, and in an attempt to match the talents and idealism of our students with the needs of our local and global communities, Grinnell College has created a number of post-graduate fellowship opportunities.
Community-Based Experiential Learning
The Community Service Office provides direct and indirect support to faculty, students and local community partners as they embark together in community-based, experiential learning experiences.
Grinnell’s Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program is an outgrowth of the college’s long history of social responsibility, reflecting our belief that quality civic engagement addresses the common good while providing transformational experiential learning. This program encourages you to participate more actively in your education while making a difference in the community. You’ll enhance your overall sense of wellbeing and civic purpose, deepen your understanding of classroom learning, and develop transferrable professional skills.
The mission of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service is to empower students and alumni to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose.