The Center for Community-Based learning develops and sustains quality partnerships with approximately 100 community agencies and grassroots organizations throughout Central Iowa.
Central College Community-Based Learning has been recognized by:
- The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll: In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 Central College was recognized for distinguished general community service in recognition of extraordinary volunteer efforts by the school and its students to serve area neighborhoods and communities. In 2012 Central College was named as an Honor Roll Finalist, and was one of only 14 schools in the nations awarded the distinction.
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Central College was selected for its work with Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.
- C.O.O.L. Idealist National Conference: In 2006, Central College was presented the “Building Bridges” Award at the 22nd annual conference held at Vanderbilt University.
- Iowa Commission on Latino Affairs: In 2003, the Central College program was named Outstanding Educational Organization in Iowa for their work with more than 20 different agencies and organizations that serve Latinos in Iowa.