Community Connections

Community is everywhere–let’s connect!


A Beloit student working with a community partner.

Community Connections is a program that offers high-impact learning experiences to Beloit students across disciplines by bringing the college and community together to advance community-based learning, civic engagement, and career readiness.

In addition to facilitating volunteer opportunities and other community-facing initiatives, Community Connections partners with community stakeholders to develop community-based learning opportunities in the curriculum itself.

Need wheels? If you are volunteering or interning in Beloit, Janesville, or Rockford during the fall, spring, or summer and need transportation, we have a Community Connections vehicle available for use. For more information, please refer to the College Vehicles site

Fall 2024 Community Connections Courses

Faculty in several departments are offering this fall courses with significant community-based learning components embedded in the course design:

If you’re interested in any of these courses, sign up this spring during the registration period. You may contact the faculty members directly with your questions.

Spring 2024 Community Connections Courses

One of the college’s original community-based learning courses, the Duffy Community Partnerships Seminar (Sociology 285), is on hiatus. For a similar course, see PRAX 286 Impact Beloit: Community and Civic Engagement or contact the instructor, Suzanne Goebel, in Career Works.

Recent stories

Students peruse books at the Beloit Historical Society

Archives in Action

Eight students of all majors had the exciting opportunity to connect with members of Beloit’s LGBTQ+ community and help to preserve Beloit’s queer history through a series of interviews, document analysis, and archive development.

Rosa Solis’26 reads ¿De dónde eres? to three Todd Elementary students.

Fostering Bonds and Literacy

In Prof. Sylvia Lopez’s Intro to Latinx Studies (SPAN 270), a Community Connections course, students have the opportunity to volunteer with local organizations to connect with Beloit’s Latinx and Spanish-speaking members.


Cleaning up local waterways

Beloit College’s chapter of Sigma Chi joined volunteers from the City of Beloit and Protect Wisconsin Waterways in their annual waterway cleanup.


Have questions?

Are you a member of the Beloit community with questions about other Community Connections opportunities? Contact Impact Beloit staff to explore the possibilities. 

Sylvia Lopez

Sylvia López

Director of Community Connections
Harry C. Moore Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish)
Office: Room 204, World Affairs Center

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