Community Based Learning & Research

Computer science students teaching elementary school students.Community-Based Learning & Research

A community-based learning and research (CBLR) course is a credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized activity (direct service, research, creative process, advocacy, consulting) in collaboration with a community entity (organization, industry, business, K-12 schools, local government) for the purpose of mutual beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Adapted from Bringle and Hatcher (1996) & the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Layla Taylor
CBLR Program Manager

Box 358569

Impact stories

Haya Majeed, left, and Rachel Lee

Students introduce young pupils to coding

UW Bothell's office of CBLR supports a unique partnership with the University Family YMCA where computer science students teach kids to code. 

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Alex Khem, left, and John Son

Class project connects students to their culture

During a class project, John Son helped the Burke Museum staff prepare artifacts for the move to a new building.

Read about the project