Service-Learning combines academic instruction with active community service, utilizing critical, reflective thinking to examine the world around you and your civic responsibilities. It is a mutually beneficial partnership, allowing you to apply what you have learned in the classroom into the real world while developing new skills in a service position in the community. You get a chance to improve your critical thinking skills, explore career possibilities, and make a difference by meeting community needs and increasing community support. The colleges offer you an opportunity to serve at a wide variety of charitable and social agencies. The DCCCD is proud to be a member of both the Texas Campus Compact and the National Campus Compact, organizations which are strongly committed to the integration of Service-Learning into college curriculum. Visit www.dcccd.edu/service-learning for more information.