The Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship

OCELTS serves as a bridge, facilitating mutually beneficial collaborations between Loyola University New Orleans students and faculty and community partners. We support Community Engagement at Loyola in two ways: service learning and community based federal work study. 


Community Engagement at Loyola

At Loyola, we follow the Carnegie Foundation's definition of community engagement: Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

Service Learning

The integration of service or community engagement experiences into credit-bearing academic courses.

Community Based Federal Work Study

Students earn Federal Work Study awards by working at non-profit agencies in the community.

Contact OCELTS

Have questions about service learning or community based federal work study? Please contact the Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (OCELTS). 

Typhanie Jasper-Butler, Director 


Phone: 504-865-2282

Fax: 504-865-2323

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

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6363 St. Charles Avenue

Campus Box 115

New Orleans, Louisiana 7011

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Service Learning Resources

Information for Students

Students interested in a service learning course this semester can explore resources to find a course and get placed with an agency. 

Information for Faculty

Resources for faculty who currently teach a service learning course or want to teach one in the future. 

Agency Information

Loyola's partner agencies provide meaningful service learning opportunities for students. 

Course Listing

A catalog of current and previous service learning courses available at Loyola. 

Transportation Resources for Students

Service learning and CBFWS opportunities often require students to spend time on-site at community partner locations around the city. OCELTS provides resources, including bus passes and bicycle rentals, for students to safely travel to their off-campus sites. 


Transportation Hub

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CBFWS Resources

Student Resources

OCELTS provides resources for students who wish to get a CBFWS job, as well as students who are currently employed with a community partner. 

Employer Resources

OCELTS provides resources for current CBFWS employers and eligibility requirements for agencies interested in becoming an employer. 

Employer Listing

Loyola works with community partners who provide an array of services in New Orleans with an emphasis on social justice.