Devote yourself to loving others
devote yourself to your community around you
and devote yourself to doing something that gives you
purpose and meaning.
~ Morrie Schwartz
The Service-Learning initiative seeks to expand opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in meeting the social needs of the community in a broader quest for the common good.
This is accomplished through an experiential approach to teaching and learning that can be implemented in courses that incorporate:
- Leadership development
- Civic literacy
- The development of critical thinking as it relates to society
Service-Learning, whether through short or long-term community service projects, affords students the opportunity to integrate theory into practice, apply practical skills, clarify values, and raise consciousness about community issues.
Through real life experience, Service-Learning recognizes the reciprocal relationship between our campus and those being served thereby encouraging students to embrace their role as vested community members while assisting our community in seeing the promise in our students.