Community service-learning course designed for teacher candidates in the Bridges to the Future program. The course is embedded in the community teacher model of teacher education. Teacher candidates will, through course work, practice and reflection, immerse themselves in the communities within and beyond the classroom. Course serves to connect new teachers with the Human Service agencies already established in the community, simultaneously developing their understandings of the relationship of schools to communities, and understandings of teachers? relationship to the communities of which they are a part. This broader perspective will help new teachers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the best possible contextualized educational experience for their students.