Office for Community Partnerships

Posted in May 2024

Learning From Utopian Communities, Laborers and Hospitals

By Benjamin Garst on May 16, 2024

When Alyssa Kuchinski heard about Kenyon’s Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) program, she knew she wanted her history class to participate. “Having grown up near Knox County, I always felt that Gambier was sort of isolated from the rest of the county,” she said. “I’m from this area and thought it would be wonderful to connect the class to the broader community.”

The Story Behind the Creation of Community-Engaged Learning Courses

By Caleb Newman on May 16, 2024

When students come to Kenyon from all over the world, they may read great literature in Lentz House, do research for a chemistry class in Chalmers Library or speak Arabic in Ascension Hall. However, learning does not just happen on the Hill. Over the past decade, there has been an effort from various members of the Kenyon community to expand students’ learning beyond Gambier.