Center for the Advancement of Service Learning (CASL) was created
in 2000 as a unit of the Howard University Center
for Urban Progress and the College of Arts and Sciences to promote
service-learning throughout the campus. CASL is the chief liaison
between the University and the Community in matters related to
mission of the Center for the Advancement of Service Learning
is to develop and promote initiatives at Howard University
that integrate service-learning into the university environment.
The Center for the Advancement of Service Learning (CASL)
• provides technical assistance to faculty in infusing service-learning
into existing courses and curricula
• sponsors workshops and seminars to train faculty and staff in
the pedagogy of service-learning and to inform them about effective
• maintains a library of reference materials and sample syllabi
for service-learning developers on campus
• supports the Service Learning Living Centers at Bethune Annex
and Drew Hall to integrate service-learning into the broader
• serves as a liaison between faculty and community partners, creating
permanent and sustainable university community partnerships to
help meet the needs of youth in the D.C. Metropolitan area
• maintains an updated website for rapid dissemination of internal
and external service-learning information.
IS CASL ADMINISTRERED?
director, Dr. Janet Griffin-Graves, supported by a Service-Learning
Assistant manages the day-to-day operations of the activities
of the program, including planning, implementation and evaluation.
A Service-Learning Advisory Committee (SLAC) informs CASL about
unmet community needs and help structure service-learning projects
so that they meet these needs. Membership includes representatives
of the Howard University faculty, student service organizations,
and community stakeholders.
additional information, please contact:
1840 7th Street, NW Suite 314
Washington, DC 20001
FAX: (202) 232-6751