Service Learning Program

The Division of Liberal Arts has been incorporating Service Learning into its course curriculum since the 2000-2001 academic year. The Service Learning Program combines volunteering and classroom instruction by giving students the opportunity to provide service to their communities while critically reflecting on these experiences through course work. Goals of this program over the last year have been educating faculty members and assisting them in integrating service learning into their courses and helping students successfully engage in and complete their service projects. Sixty-two students participated in service projects this year by serving food at a Thanksgiving dinner, reading to children at the Kids’ Club, helping at the Greater Belleville Science Fair and at the Storytelling Festival, and working with the Signal Hill Neighborhood Association to beautify the West Entrance to Belleville.