About LinC

As the Center for Community and Civic Engagement at Washburn University, Learning in the Community (LinC) is the central unit responsible for developing, organizing, supporting, integrating and assessing all community service and civic engagement activities.

To this end, LinC serves as the central unit for training, organizing, and educating community partners, community engaged students and community engaged faculty to develop a cross cultural understanding for just community participation in a diverse local community and world. This is accomplished through programming, training and leadership development that links academics and co-curricular experiences to build reciprocal relationships between community partners and the university. 

LinC's mission

Consistent with the mission of the University, Learning in the Community (LinC), Washburn's Center for Community and Civic Engagement, promotes opportunities for Washburn students, faculty and staff to engage in meaningful curricular and co-curricular experiences that enhance academic learning while improving the community. Through ongoing interaction with students, LinC provides opportunities for learning, leadership, and engagement that result in the development of productive and responsible citizens and professionals in their given discipline.

Community-engaged learning

Community-engaged learning (CEL), also known as community-based learning, service-learning or community service education, integrates classroom instruction with meaningful community experiences to enhance students' understanding of course content, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and foster civic responsibility and social awareness. Students actively participate in community projects, research or other forms of service work related to the learning outcomes of a credit-bearing course, allowing them to apply theoretical concepts to real-world situations, gain practical skills and collaborate with community members to address actual needs and challenges.


LinC Program
Benton Hall 209
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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