The CUE is a web-based platform
that’s purpose is to connect students to the El Paso Community. The CUE
provides students the option to browse through non-profit agencies and select volunteer
opportunities that fit their needs and interests.
Service-learning is a way for
students to learn academic content while serving their community. Through the
Service-Learning in Action Model, service takes place in the form of direct
service where students on average engage 20 hours per semester with a community
The Service-learning in Action
Program is a collection of programs and service-learning activities focused on
community needs. Faculty members select the opportunities and programs that
best fit course learning objectives and offer them as options for students to
Students register for a training
associated with the pre-approved program selection, and engage in their
activity throughout the semester. Each program and activity may differ in
focus, task, as well as requirements. Students should make sure that their
program selection has been approved for their course.
During the semester, students are
encouraged to complete self-reflection journaling while they are also required
to complete a reflection assignment for their class. Additionally, the CCE
offers an end-of semester Reflection Session for student participants from all
classes to attend.
Successful Service-learners are
awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the end of semester and are invited to
provide feedback in connection to their experience and learning.
opportunities open to students, faculty, or staff who want to serve an
organization on an on-going basis. Opportunities range in time, location,
length and focus area and are not associated with a course or other program.
Students gain first-hand experience working with a nonprofit organization and
their clientele that can be translated into job-related and personal