Make deep and important differences in the lives of others by applying knowledge gained in the classroom to service on campus, in the community and all over the world.


What is service learning?

Credit bearing experiences where students apply academic knowledge to address genuine community needs.

Meet Our Students

Meghan Berking and her team, Team New York, at the finish line for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 4K, a run from San Francisco to New York City
Meghan Berking '19

Meghan Berking ran across the country to raise $7,500 for cancer research after losing her father to colon cancer.

I came to UMass Lowell for all of the opportunities. I'm in four clubs and they are all very different, but that allows me to be involved in everything I like.
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headshot of Marbella Leal
Marbella Leal '20

An Honors College student fellowship gave Marbella Leal a chance to work with at-risk students and do research with a professor.

I felt like I made a difference in their life, even if it was a small one.
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Matt Cherkerzian looks over the Merrimack River on UMass Lowell's South Campus
Matt Cherkerzian '18
Criminal Justice

Matt Cherkerzian is an EMT majoring in criminal justice who helps with research into decision-making by first responders.

Doug in the Centers for Learning was a mentor in how to get through college.
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Music education student Josh Santana stands holding a microphone with members of the Me2/Orchestra in the background.
Josh Santana '20, '22
Music Education, Community Music

Josh Santana’s passion for community music grew from the UMass Lowell String Project.

Community is where I get the most passion and flow.
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