The City is Your Classroom
Through a set of three linked core classes over your first year at Warner Pacific, students are invited to connect learning with context and be curious about the world around them.
By experiencing Portland’s neighborhoods and culture through hands-on learning and service, Learning Communities invite students to broaden their understanding of where learning and teaching happen. Sometimes the best lessons come from:
- Graffiti removal/abatement
- Visiting with a Portland Commissioner
- Serving in a community garden
- Sharing meals together
In each Learning Community, students explore questions of justice, equity, and access and discover how their education can make a difference in their communities.
Our dedicated faculty and upper-class peer mentors are committed to helping students succeed from their very first day on campus. In the end, we believe Learning Communities establish a life-long curiosity about self, others, and responsibility in the world.