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Service-Learning at SFCC

Service-Learning at SFCC

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Service-Learning at SFCC

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  1. Service-Learning at SFCC Martha Sorensen, LISW Director of Service-Learning Janet Berry, Specialist Keith Melton, Community Outreach

  2. AACC Definition of Service-Learning The combination of community service and classroom instruction with a focus on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility.

  3. Service-Learning Department • Now in the School of Liberal Arts & Core Studies • Service-learning integrated into an increasing number of courses within this School.

  4. Other Service-Learning Activities • America’s Unfinished Business Film and Discussion Series • Voter registration and promotion of voting and civic engagement • Participation in community events

  5. Courses • Volunteer Service • Community Health Service • Women in Transition • Transforming Self • Conflict Resolution • Service Leadership

  6. Learn and Serve Grant Tutoring program Leadership & conflict management classes Leadership training with agencies Creating and supporting service-learning classes 256 contact hours 620 contact hours - 800 contact hours. - 2000 contact hours

  7. Women in Transition Program • Women in Transition • Transforming Self • Women in Transition in Spanish • Women in Transition scholarships (Larry Meyer Endowment)

  8. National Chemistry Week

  9. Girls Inc.

  10. Some of our Community Partners Girls Inc. Southwest Care Esperanza Center for Battered Families

  11. !Muy Sabroso! Spicing Up Service-Learning in the City Different Presentation for the Community College National Center for Community Engagement Conference Scottsdale, AZ, May, 2008

  12. Three Recipes for Service Learning • Engaging Students for Maximum Yield (Retention). • Picking the Best Community Partners. • Going Green and Local.

  13. Going Green and Local • SFCC signed the Presidents’ Climate Commitment. • Four instructors grew on-campus service-learning environmental projects. • Carbon calculator outcomes will be used to generate new on-campus projects seeded by the Big Green Brainstorm.