Service Learning Programs

Community Based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogical strategy used in coursework that requires students to engage with community partners as part of their required academic work in a specific course section. Three Social Work courses have been approved for CBL designation:


  • SW 317 - Generalist Practice I
  • SW 679 - Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • SW 660 - Grant Writing and Resource Development



The School of Social Work hosts several faculty-led International programs. These programs are typically two week long programs with many opportunities to be involved in the social work process in a variety of settings. The following programs are associated with the School of Social Work:

For a complete listing of all of Grand Valley's International Programs go to:
Padnos International Center


The School also offers Cross Cultural Service Learning opportunities:

Saginaw Chippewa Service Learning




Page last modified December 12, 2023