Community Connections

Community Connections

Welcome to Community Connections, our UMass Lowell platform where faculty can post needs they have to Community Partners, and Community Partners can post needs they have to faculty!  Also on this site, Community Partners & Faculty can post idea to student in the UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker Program.

When completing the form or "post a project" to your left, use the below guide to determine what type of project you are posting.

Service-Learning Projects: Select this for a project that will be connected to a course and help the community. 

DifferenceMaker Idea: Select this for a project being proposed to students (and/or faculty) as a social entrepreneurial idea. Other: For a project that may be connected to practicum, co-op or internship.

More Information on Service-Learning

Service-Learning is "a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.” (Bringle & Hatcher, 1995). 

For contact information and more about Service-Learning and how you can be involved, please visit Service Learning.