Community College of Philadelphia and Saxbys recently announced that a student-run Experiential Learning Café (E.L.C.) will open at the College in spring 2022. This is the first E.L.C. at a community college, making this partnership a latte (lot) more interesting and worth students’ while.
Saxbys established the Experiential Learning Platform in 2015, providing students with entrepreneurial exposure through real-life experiences that support traditional classroom learning. The College’s E.L.C. will be located in the new Library and Learning Commons and run by the Student Café Executive Officer (SCEO), who will gain instrumental experience and familiarity with the daily tasks of operating a business. The inaugural SCEO will oversee and drive team development, initiate and execute community leadership opportunities, and actively manage the café’s profit and losses financial statement. This individual will oversee duties that move the café forward and provide operational support to staff to maintain efficient business operation. The SCEO will receive a stipend for their work, and applications are now being accepted.
Student E.L.C. team members will obtain tangible work and leadership experience that transfers into full academic credit and will put extra cash in their pockets. The partnership remains dedicated to offering competitive pay and flexible work schedules to match and support the demand of actively enrolled students.
The E.L.C. will expose students to various entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities as they take charge of their futures and become standout citizens in the community. Through the means of running and operating the café, team members will secure transferable skills and experience needed as they venture into the workforce post college. Students will grow in their involvement with the café as they engage in active development of social, professional and tactical skills used to sustain a business.
The College is especially excited to host the café in the Library and Learning Commons as its design is intended to enhance and revolutionize student learning and collaboration. The College and Saxbys believe this partnership will continue to support the College’s initiatives of accessibility and academic excellence.
Learn more about this exciting partnership here.