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 and 2014, Central College was named an Honor Roll Finalist, as well as being named to the 2014 Honor Roll with Distinction in a second category, education.
Read more: Central College receives national honor for community service
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Central College has been recognized for proven community engagement. Central was one of six Iowa colleges and universities to receive the Community Engagement Classification for 2015.
Read more: Central College proves commitment to community engagement
- 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.