The Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement (CSCE) manages the corporate social responsibility program of Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL) in accord with its core values of Excellence and Virtue. Inspired by the spirit of volunteerism, CSCE is inclined to bringing service to communities in need. This could be achieved through the continuous promotion and implementation of relevant service-learning and community engagement initiatives of the institution.
To help solve industry’s and society’s problems by the expert application of existing knowledge.
To provide integrated learning opportunities for MCL students through community service to foster civic responsibility toward the pursuit of academic excellence.
Functions & Responsibilities
As a social arm of MCL, CSCE is tasked to respond to the needs of the society. It is responsible for carrying out the school’s commitment to address industry and societal issues through:
- Organizing and spearheading Community Engagement and Service-Learning initiatives.
- Utilizing the existing knowledge of different organizations in the academe to bring service to the partner communities.
- Organizing and conducting services to promote social awareness among the students, faculty members, employees and external linkages and inspire them to take positive actions.
CSCE's responsibilities also include:
- Managing the Center for National Service Training Program to ensure that all activities, services and engagements are aligned with MCL’s values and advocacies.
- Assisting the Office of Research Promotion and Coordination in generating profiles of partner communities.
CSCE is composed of two sections namely Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
Service-Learning Section (SL)
1)Facilitates the implementation of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) pursuant to RA 9163 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR):
a.1 The school authorities shall exercise academic and administrative supervision over the design, formulation, adoption and implementation of the different NSTP components in their respective schools. Subject to the provision of this IRR.
a.2 There should be an NSTP Office in each school or college/university headed by an NSTP Director or its equivalent position responsible for the implementation of the Program. Each of the NSTP components is considered a distinct and/or separate unit under the NSTP Office and the head of the unit shall report directly to the NSTP Director or its equivalent position.
Functions & Responsibilities
- Manage all NSTP course offerings for the students every term including but not limited to organization of courses, enlistment and registration procedures.
- Maintain proper information dissemination system for all students regarding all NSTP Activities, projects, and requirements.
- Recruit and organize a cluster of NSTP facilitators who will handle NSTP courses and community service initiatives.
- Organize and conduct activities that will promote socio-civic awareness and social concern among students.
- Ensure that NSTP courses provide an exposure for the students to gain knowledge of the needs of communities so in the long run students may develop this social concern and passion to help others through sharing their acquired knowledge.
- Coordinate with the different Colleges and Departments on activities and matters pertinent to NSTP.
- Report to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), school authorities and other administrative bodies on the conduct of NSTP activities, and the progress of the students under the training program.
2) Handles all the service-learning initiatives / service-oriented courses of MCL.
CSCE’s service-learning programs, in particular, serve as a great opportunity for students to apply academic learning in activities that help address social issues and concerns. As students take part in this endeavor, they gain meaningful learning experiences, hone their skills, apply classroom-based learning to practical and real situations, and become functional citizens of the country, in turn.
These Service-Learning programs are integrated to MCL’s course and program offerings which are sustained by the different colleges through their community extension activities.
Community Engagement Section (CE)
1) Handles all Institutional and Program-driven community engagement initiatives of MCL.
a. Coordination of programs or projects that promote the involvement of students in the community beyond the prepared learning environment.
b. Cultivation of socio-civic awareness and leadership through campus/institutional-wide service events, research, networking, and partnerships to promote service opportunities outside the context of an integrated learning environment.
2) Handles all partnerships, research, and linkages related to community engagement initiatives of MCL.
Inter-connection between the Sections of CSCE
CSCE operates to meet the different aspects of community service. As such, each section is not a separate entity from the other. In this regard, each section works together to fulfill respective roles in order to support CSCE toward achieving its objectives. The interrelated nature and framework of CSCE allows for a flexible exploration of needs which serves as a platform for a more integrated and holistic approach to community service.
1. Sustainable Development
CSCE advocates environmental, social, and economic empowerment through the promotion of activities that caters to sustainable growth and development for the benefit of future generations through community engagement and service-learning initiatives.
2. Socio-civic awareness
CSCE encourages the MCL community to participate in initiatives that would nurture their concern and awareness to the growing needs of the society.
3. Lifelong Learning
Acknowledging that learning is a continuous process, CSCE organizes activities and projects that aim to further enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of the members of the MCL academic community as well as its partners and beneficiaries.
Fostering the Spirit of Volunteerism
Nothing is more empowering than being able to harness one’s talents and skills for the betterment of the community.
At MCL, the spirit of volunteerism and civic consciousness among students, faculty, and staff are fostered through the active participation in activities organized by the CSCE. These initiatives allow CSCE to manage and further develop the social responsibility program of MCL by extending its commitment of excellence and virtue to the entire nation through various community services.
Community Service and Extension Manual: 2019 Edition
Click here to read.
What is CSCE? Learn more about the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement through this primer. Click here to read.
Project ECHO (Environmental Conservation through Holistic Outcomes)
What is Project ECHO? Click here to read the Project ECHO Primer.
Visit the Project ECHO webpage to learn more.
Want to know more about the Mission:Plastic Solution advocacy? Click here to read the Mission: Plastic Solution Primer.
Nurturing Extension through Unity in Service: NEXUS Compendium (2016 to 2019)
Read the Compendium of NEXUS: CSCE Annual Reports for S.Y. 2016-2017, S.Y. 2017-2018, and S.Y. 2018-2019 here.
CSCE Newsletter Compendium (2013 to 2019)
Read the Compendium of CSCE Newsletters from 2013 to 2019 here.
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Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement
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Malayan Colleges Laguna
Telephone: (049) 832-4085, (049) 832-4040,
Telefax: (02) 520-8975