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Kara Brascia

Kara Brascia, Director of Service Learning

Director, Service-Learning


Kara Brascia has been the Director of the Service-Learning Program at Boise State University since 2000. She brings over twenty years of experience connecting community organizations with students and faculty to promote positive social change and meaningful community-engaged learning.  Kara received a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Communication, specializing in public interest campaigns and how to recruit and retain volunteers.  Her own community engagement has focused on refugee resettlement, mentoring women, and advocating for the humane treatment of animals.

Kara works with faculty to integrate service-learning (SL) into their teaching. Specifically, she invites new faculty to explore SL, facilitates workshops, consults with individual faculty about SL course design, and fosters their continued involvement and growth with SL. Kara also leads the SL team to explore new models of SL and social change education to meet emerging needs and opportunities. Kara co-leads campus initiatives to strengthen and streamline the university’s community-engagement efforts and to foster a campus climate supportive of community-engaged teaching and research.

Kara can assist you with:

  • Integrating Service-Learning into your course
  • Social change education
  • Faculty development in community-engaged learning
  • Connecting with community-engagement initiatives across campus
  • Scaffolding experiential learning throughout the curriculum