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The mission of the Office of Community-Based Learning is to support, enhance and develop mutually-beneficial university-community partnerships that facilitate student learning and promote civic engagement. OCBL collaborates with its constituents to develop a common vision for community-based learning at Washington and Lee grounded in rich pedagogical practices.  

The Office of Community-Based Learning was established in July 2017. Since its inception, OCBL has been engaged in a  number of initiatives with guidance from the Community Engagement and Service Learning Advisory Group. These initiatives include implementing a university-wide database to post and follow engagement opportunities, enhancing relationships with community partners, and strengthening community-based learning by a grant-funded community partner-university collaboration to develop resources and create a common vision for CBL.  

If you are interested in community-based learning and would like to know more, please contact us:


Tammi Hellwig
Director of Community Based-Learning
Early-Fielding Mem Bldg GO5
(540) 458-8386

Assistant Director

Alessandra Del Conte Dickovick
Assistant Director of Community-Based Learning
Early-Fielding Mem Bldg G13
(540) 458-8253


Linda Cummings
Coordinator of Student Transportation
Early Fielding G08
(540) 458-4283

Emily Kohl
Coordinator of Community-Based Learning
Early-Fielding Mem Bldg G04
(540) 458-4130