Service-Learning at SFCC Martha Sorensen, LISW Director of Service-Learning Janet Berry, Specialist Keith Melton, Community Outreach
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.
Service-Learning Department • Now in the School of Liberal Arts & Core Studies • Service-learning integrated into an increasing number of courses within this School.
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
Courses • Volunteer Service • Community Health Service • Women in Transition • Transforming Self • Conflict Resolution • Service Leadership
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
Women in Transition Program • Women in Transition • Transforming Self • Women in Transition in Spanish • Women in Transition scholarships (Larry Meyer Endowment)
Some of our Community Partners Girls Inc. Southwest Care Esperanza Center for Battered Families
!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
Three Recipes for Service Learning • Engaging Students for Maximum Yield (Retention). • Picking the Best Community Partners. • Going Green and Local.
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.