Community-Based Service Learning courses are designed for students to experience serving the marginalized, disenfranchised and under-served populations of our community.
CSC 378 - Software Projects for Community Clients
Students will have the opportunity to assess urban community needs in the technology arena and develop skills in assisting and developing methods for bridging the digital divide.
Goals and objectives include:
- To increase students' knowledge of urban community technology needs;
- To increase students' awareness of development of technology curricula in inner-city communities;
- To increase students' understanding of not-for-profit community organizations and agencies;
- To give students experience in analyzing and tutoring in such technologies.
This course is offered as CSC398. For more information and to discuss registering for this course, please speak to your faculty advisor.
The Center for Community Technology Support (CCTS) is a DePaul-sponsored organization, which provides website design, computer networking, and a variety of other services to non-profit organizations.
University Ministry's Center for Spirituality and Values in Practice works with graduate, professional and undergraduate students in business, law, computer science and adult education programs helping to connect their experiences in the classroom and workplace to an evolving understandings of faith and spirituality. Chaplains are available to work closely with individual Loop college and school communities providing opportunities for spiritual exploration, faith development and self-discovery.
The Monsignor John J. Egan Urban Center (EUC) represents DePaul University's tangible and enduring commitment to the research, development, deliverance and transfer of innovative education-based programs and services that have a significant social impact. The Egan Urban Center is a DePaul University Center. Their broad focus is community development through community/university partnerships. Specifically, they teach, do research and evaluations, and initiate programs that impact community development policy and practice.
The Steans Center for Community based Service Learning (CbSL) was founded to integrate the service concept into the University's curricula. DePaul's commitment to service is part of its Vincentian, Catholic, and urban Mission: to foster through higher education a deep respect for the dignity of all persons, especially the materially, culturally, and spiritually deprived; and to instill in its students a dedication of service to others. The Steans Center engages students, faculty, and community organizations in relationships that seek to fulfill DePaul's mission and benefit the Chicago community. The center is staffed to support community organizations, faculty, and students through a variety of service-learning projects.