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In the Spotlight

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Service-Learning at Clover Park Technical College

Mobilizing Students in the Fight Against Poverty
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

At Clover Park, Service-Learning occurs two primary areas:  

Occurs as part of a course
Examples: SVL 101, SBS 185, ENV 141, Project Homeless Connect
Occurs as a part of student programs or activities
Peer Mentor service projects (Habitat for Humanity, Tacoma Rescue Mission, etc.),
Student Clubs - Eco Club work parties
Clover Park's impact to date:
429 volunteers (325 student volunteers)
1603 volunteer hours (1268 student hours)
20 service projects performed
8 classes implementing Service-Learning
50 community partnerships established or maintained
Monetary Value of Volunteers: $33,697.03 ($21.01/Hour in WA)
How to get involved?
Implement Service-Learning into course curriculum.
Encourage students and staff to get involved in co-curricular projects.
Report your Service-Learning activities and numbers to the Service-Learning Center.

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