To engage students in meaningful, life expanding, and educationally enriching service learning opportunities that will change attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of students and other stockholders while expanding their commitment to community and civic responsibility.
Service learning is a teaching method that combines community service with academic instruction focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community.
Discipline content enrichment-connect real world to classroom instruction
Provide students opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, writing skills, and a sense of civic responsibility
Meets core educational requirements
Supports mission of the college
Experience learning in the "real world"
Learn new skills
Make a difference in the community by sharing your skills and knowledge
Network to future job opportunities
Enhance self-confidence, interpersonal and leadership skills
Expand problem solving and critical thinking skills
Enhance your resume with real life experiences
Experience diversity in many settings
Community Partner Benefits:
Increased service to clientele
Increased productivity and effectiveness
Expanded public image
Community goodwill / increased exposure of policy issues