History of Rollins' Community Engaged Learning Initiative

Rollins' Community Engaged Learning Initiative (CELI) began in 2010 as a way to strengthen the educational experiences for MPH/MSPH students and to meet community needs in Atlanta.

The purpose of CELI was to build on the current infrastructure at Rollins so service learning opportunities were no longer facilitated by individual faculty and student groups but rather through coordination and communication across Rollins, Emory University, and the larger Atlanta community. This initiative aimed to decrease the duplication of efforts among faculty and student groups and the burden on our community partners but to support faculty and students to cultivate, nurture, and maintain community partnerships.

Current work: The final phase of the Community Engaged Learning Initiative ended in 2012, but Rollins' community engagement efforts are still an active and vital part of the school's mission.