Student pulling trash
Students at Highlander Research and Education Center
students at a habitat for humanity


"You cannot sincerely help yourself without helping another." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Students, Faculty, and Staff:
For a list of Community Partners, please click HERE.
For a map of Community Partner locations, please click HERE.


New Community Partner Request

Request for Service-Learning Project

Advertisement Request for One-Time Volunteers     (special event/staffing need)

Existing Community Partner Update Request

Questions? Email or call 865.694.6492

Community Partners have an active role and say in what takes place during service. Service-Learning is an intentional, sustained partnership in which a professor and students work WITH you and your organization to meet a goal or need. These elements work together to create a mutually beneficial Service-Learning experience.

New to Service-Learning at Pellissippi State?

We are establishing and developing relationships with many non-profit organizations in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in becoming a Pellissippi State Community Partner, contact

Community Partner Guidebook to Service-Learning

This guidebook is intended to be a resource for community partners involved with Service-Learning faculty and students.The guidebook provides you with information about your role as a co-educator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would my organization want to become involved in Service-Learning?

Becoming involved in Service-Learning creates greater awareness of community needs, expands your organization's opportunities for educational partnerships, provides potential long-term direct service providers, develops reach into the community, and provides access to campus resources.

What is required of Community Partners in Service-Learning?

Service-Learning fosters a commitment between Community Partners, faculty, and students to ensure the service project is mutually beneficial. Community Partners will work with faculty and Service-Learning Co-Facilitators to ensure the service project is appropriate to the particular course of study and beneficial to facilitating the goals of the Community Partner. Service projects should provide the opportunity for a sustained partnership.

What is my organization's role in Service-Learning?

Community Partners are considered co-educators in the Service-Learning process. Your knowledge, guidance and evaluation are all key components to a successful partnership.