Welcome to Partners at Learning

The PAL program, through UC San Diego's Education Studies, provides opportunities for UCSD students to work with underserved P-12 students and schools.

Every year students in UCSD's Service-Learning courses work with hundreds of students on an individual basis to provide mentoring and tutoring at more than twenty area schools, contributing over 20,000 volunteer hours.

Service-Learning courses provide students with an introduction to theoretical and practical issues in P-12 education by incorporating both academic work and fieldwork components into the course structure. When PAL began in 1991, the program consisted of one class and about a dozen students. Today, PAL has 9 classes and over 500 students each year.

Meet some members of the PAL/EDS family

“This is what college is really about - the application of an education.”

Latest News

Connecting the Classroom to the Community: PAL featured in the Division of Social Science NewsletterPosted January 2014 by PAL

Led by the Department of Education Studies, PAL enables students to actively engage with San Diego’s diverse communities and become powerful advocates for higher education. Designed as an immersive service-learning program, nearly 500 undergraduates participate each year, committing more than 40 hours or more in their assigned classroom each quarter.

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EDS 130, 131, 136 and 137 Now Fulfill UG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requirement


If you're an undergraduate student at UCSD or a community member interested in getting involved with PAL, check out our forms and courses pages to learn more about how you can be a part of PAL programs.

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Posted September 2015 by PAL

Check out PAL in the news.

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