Anti-Racism CBL Resources


The murder of George Floyd, along with so many other Black people, has brought renewed attention to racial injustice in our country and the urgent need to work toward systemic change.

Overview of Resources

This page comprises a variety of resources, including from the AJCU network, Campus Compact and other partners, on how to work toward anti-racism in the context of community-based learning and community engagement, including teaching tools, academic articles, and local organizations.

Tools for Learning and Change

For community-based learning to truly meet community-defined needs and help students learn about the realities of our society, it has to involve a keen awareness of the role of racism and its impact on Black lives and other communities of color. To engage with the community as “men and women for others,” students at a Jesuit and Catholic university must first reflect on and explore personal biases and privileges and consider how we bring these into our worlds. Through discussion about root causes of injustice and reflection on ways to stand in solidarity, CBL provides an opportunity to become aware of the pervasive impact of racism and to take action to combat it.

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Anti-Racism CBL Resource Collection

General Resource Collections

CBL/General Teaching Tools

Local Scranton Organizations/Resources

National Community/City/Higher Ed Organization Resources

Academic Articles

  • Challenging Racism and White Privilege in Undergraduate Theology Contexts: Teaching and Learning Strategies for Maximizing the Promise of Community Service‐Learning, Jennifer Reed‐Bouleyand Eric Kyle, Volume 18, Issue 1, 17 January 2015, Teaching Theology and Religion.
  • White Students' Experiences of Privilege and Socioeconomic Disparities: Toward a Theoretical Model, Dunlap, Michelle; Scoggin, Jennifer; Green, Patrick; Davi, Angelique, Volume 13, Spring 2007, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning,
  • Service Learning as a Pedagogy of Whiteness, Tania D. Mitchell; David M. Donahue; Courtney Young-Law, 45:4, 2012, Equity & Excellence in Education, 612-629, DOI: 1080/10665684.2012.715534
  • “It Didn’t Seem Like Race Mattered”: Exploring the Implications of Service-learning Pedagogy for Reproducing or Challenging Color-blind Racism, Becker, S.; Paul, C., 43(3), 2015,Teaching Sociology, 184–200.
  • Multicultural Service-Learning And Community-Based Research As a Model Approach to Promote Social Justice, Rosner-Salazar; Theresa Ann, vol. 30, no. 4 (94), 2003, Social Justice, pp. 64–76. JSTOR,
  • “Maybe This Is Because of Society?”: Disrupting and Engaging Discourses of Race in the Context of a Service-learning Project, Veloria, C. N. , vol. 39, n. 2, 2015, Humanity & Society, 135–155, 2015. DOI 10.1177/0160597615574741
  • How Service Learning Enacts Social Justice Sensemaking, Mitchell, Tania D., Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 2 (2), 2014.
  • From Critical To Decolonizing Service Learning: Limits and Possibilities of Social Justice–Based Approaches to Community Service-Learning, Santiago-Ortiz, J.D., Aurora,  Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Vol. 25, Issue 1, Winter 2019.;c=mjcsl;c=mjcsloa;idno=3239521.0025.104;g=mjcslg;rgn=main;view=text;xc=1

Jesuit University Perspectives


  • Hernandez, Kortney, Service Learning as a Political Act in Education: Bicultural Foundations for a Decolonizing Pedagogy, 1st edition, Routledge, 2017; ISBN-13: 978-1138739147; ISBN-10: 1138739146
  • Liberating Service Learning, and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement, Stoecker; Randy.  2016.   Philadelphia:  Temple University Press.

Recorded Sessions & Videos

Discipline Specific CBL Resources

Examples of Community Partnerships and Community-based Participatory Action Research Tied to Race and Criminal Justice


Resources on the Social Determinants of Health

  • On health disparities – interactive tool provides area deprivation index by zip code:

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