Service Learning “The past is our heritage, the future is our legacy, and the present is our responsibility.”
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Service Learning combines community service with hands on education to prepare students for college and to support them with the goal of a college transfer or with graduating a traditional 4 year institution
An exciting, hands-on approach to education, service-learning is taking place in a wide variety of settings: schools, universities, and community-based and faith-based organizations throughout the country. The core concept driving this educational strategy is that by combining service objectives and learning objectives, along with the intent to show measurable change in both the recipient and the provider of the service, the result is a radically-effective transformative method of teaching students.
Community members, students, and educators everywhere are discovering that service-learning offers all its participants a chance to take part in the active education of its youth while simultaneously addressing the concerns, needs, and hopes of their community.
More Info on Service Learning to go www.ServiceLearning.org
Portland Community College
College Assistance Migrant Program
Service Learning Project – Si Se Puede!