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 and civic engagement.

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.

Spring 2024 opportunities

Faculty in several departments will offer courses with significant community-based learning components embedded in the course design:

One of the college’s original community-based learning courses, the Duffy Community Partnerships Seminar (Sociology 285), will return in Fall 2024.

If you’re interested in any of these courses, sign up this fall during the registration period or contact the faculty members directly.

Recent stories

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.

Prof. Kate Linnenberg and her sociology students do work in the community garden.

A data centered, career forward class

An innovative capstone course ensures that sociology students put their learning into practice and launch into satisfying careers.


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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