Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS)


If you are interested in developing a service-learning partnership, CELTS offers a variety of resources to help you get started and to support you throughout your service-learning experience.

Service-Learning Handbooks


The service-learning staff at CELTS are available for individual consultations with faculty, community partners and students. We can help you develop ideas for projects and help connect you with a service-learning partner, as well as connect you with additional resources. Contact CELTS Director Ashley Cochrane to make an appointment.

Orientations, Reflection Facilitations and TA Trainings

CELTS service-learning staff offer in-class orientations for service-learning courses, assistance with facilitation of reflection activities and trainings for Teaching Assistants (TAs) who will be working with a service-learning course. For more information or to schedule one of these programs, contact CELTS Director Ashley Cochrane.

Mini-Van and Transportation Reimbursement

CELTS has a mini-van available for use by students in service-learning courses. All motorpool regulations apply to use of the CELTS mini-van. Contact CELTS Program Associate Sheila Lyons at least one week in advance to schedule use of the mini-van. See the attached form for details about use of the mini-van.

CELTS also offers limited reimbursement of transportation costs for service-learning courses. See the attached form for more information.

Sample Forms

These sample forms may be helpful as you develop your service-learning course. You are welcome to use or adapt these forms to fit the specific needs of your service-learning course.

Resource Library

CELTS has available a variety of books, journals and other resources that focus on service-learning. You can access a full listing of these resources on BANC, the Berea College Library Catalog.

Web Resources

These websites provide many resources for faculty, community partners and students, including information on service-learning syllabi, reflection, research, conferences, publications and more.

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