Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Know the importance of the hyphen! Volunteering in the community is such a wonderful opportunity that students in the Service-Learning department get to be a large part of. These experiences teach us important lessons– as long as you stay … More #CapturingCommunity Lauren Swank
Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? Service-Learning definitely found me. I was taking a class in the spring and my professor asked anyone if they would would like to be a teaching assistant for her class happening in the fall and that’s when I learned about service-learning. I’ve always loved … More #CapturingCommunity Sadiya Gurhan
Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Teaching Assistant What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning should be incorporated into every course, in every school, period. Can you tell I have strong opinions about this? In a nutshell, I believe it is crucial for students to step outside the confines of a classroom … More #CapturingCommunity Katy Davis
Written by Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, Linda Yan I like doing community service and enjoy being in the classroom. From volunteering as a museum guide, a mentor of a 7-year-old girl, to working as a Spanish instructor in my spare time, I have enjoyed the pure happiness of helping people and seeing them gain knowledge. For … More How I joined the S-L Family
Role within service-learning: Program Assistant (co-op) and S-LTA Service-Learning course: ENGW 1111 first-year writing Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? Describe how you entered this community. I found S-L because I found out about this job on nucareer while applying for my first co-op. I was then officially welcomed to the community … More #CapturingCommunity Haomu Chen
By Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op Henry Finnegan This semester was an absolute blast, and we are so thankful for everyone who contributed to make it a success. In order to show our appreciation to our amazing community partners, the Service-Learning Street Team compiled a playlist of songs that community partners said reflected their experience … More Community Partner Appreciation Playlist!
Role within service-learning: Service-Learning Program Assistant and Co-op, S-LTA. Service-Learning course: First-Year Writing Did you find service-learning or did service-learning find you? Describe how you entered this community. I found service-learning. While searching for my first co-op, I came across the job description for my current position. I researched more into what service-learning does and how … More #CapturingCommunity Henry Finnegan
By Suzie Kim You know that famous line from Forrest Gump, ” Life is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you’re going to get?” It’s so true. I’m continuously surprised by what I find in my own box and with so much variety in the choices, it’s hard to figure out which … More Mentors Make Life Sweeter!
By Brooke Schober A trip that began as a hope became a reality over spring break 2016. I met with my group of students weekly as they developed presentations, did research, and worked on projects with Enabling Engineering, another Service-Learning student group. We asked questions about what it would be like, and went in with … More S-LTA Brooke Schober Reflects on taking Service-Learning to Ecuador
By Emma Clouse This semester, students in Dr. Sarah Finn’s First-Year writing course, Science, Technology, and Human Values, have been serving on-campus student groups advocating for change ranging from local to global action. The course is structured to bring fresh and current perspectives from these groups on campus into the classroom discussions and assignments, while … More Dr. Sarah Finn’s First-Year Writing Students Partner with on-campus Groups