The Community Leadership and Social Innovation Centre (CLASIC) supports the university's service-learning or social innovation projects related to the community. 

We are a one-stop centre that curates, optimises and tracks community initiatives and projects across the Singapore Institute of Technology. You will benefit from interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and skills of our faculty, students and staff across different academic clusters.

Benefits of community projects

  • Enhancing the quality of life of beneficiaries
  • Giving back to the community by students and faculty 
  • Increasing students' understanding of societal needs 
  • Complement faculty expertise and their professional practice

Our vision

The vision of the Centre is to become the partner of choice for industry and community partners and to help SIT be the partner of choice among the institutes of higher learning when it comes to community-related projects and initiatives. 

What we do

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    Incorporate social context elements into SIT’s program curricula

    Coordinate and monitor the inclusion of social context elements into our program curricula: From 2023, all of our SIT degree programs will have social context elements incorporated, whether through the inclusion of the 'Singapore: Imagining the Next 50 Years' module, the new ‘Change Management’ module in order to fulfil our university graduation requirements.

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    Curate community-related projects tapping faculty's expertise and students' involvement
    • Curate, coordinate and track students’ service-learning or social innovation projects: Students can opt to be involved in a service-learning or social innovation project with a community partner, as one of the options to our university’s inter-disciplinary requirements. Among the projects, students can be involved in are the local community innovation projects spearheaded by Applied Research Innovation and Enterprise division; local community programs organised by Student Life, or the YES!Program led by an SIT Engineering faculty and partnered by CLASIC.
    • Coordinate with SIT faculty and staff for their involvement in these community-related projects.
    • Network and collaborate with community partners to curate these opportunities.

    The integration of social context teaching and learning elements and activities within our SIT academic programs, and providing opportunities for our students to be part of a service-learning or social innovation project in the community, help us to realise our SIT’s DNA component of being ‘Grounded in the Community’. As a result, our students are able to forge closer interactions with the community and our community partners, as well as apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in SIT through meaningful endeavours that benefit the community.

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    Connect you to SIT's workplace learning and training

    If you are looking to enhance or improve on work processes or organisational efficacy, we can connect you to the National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning at SIT for the workplace learning and training workshops.

Current projects

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Collaboration with Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH)

Providing solutions for KWSH's new nursing home in Potong Pasir to increase accessibility to assistance and information.

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AMK Senior Corner

A Study and Redesign of a Seniors’ Corner: Exploring Community Space in Aging Neighbourhoods (Ang Mo Kio)

Creating a communal space that facilitates community bonding and socialisation.

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Young Engineers Space Program

The YES!Program (Young Engineers’ Space Program)

Enriching service-learning environment for SIT’s undergraduates who inspires secondary school students to take up STEM. 

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Our team

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Professor)
Director, Community Leadership And Social Innovation Centre (CLASIC)

Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (Assistant Professor) 
Deputy Director, Community Leadership And Social Innovation Centre (CLASIC)

Lee Mui Hoon 
Senior Assistant Manager, Community Leadership And Social Innovation Centre (CLASIC)

Get in touch

Email to learn more about how to get started on community projects with us.