The fall is here! School is back in session, the leaves are turning orange, and service-learning programs are bringing students nationwide closer to their communities. Here are just a few examples of service-learning in action over the past few months.
UNO service-learning program receives national award
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been partnering with students in the Omaha public school system to work on service-learning projects to address issues within their communities. For their hard work, the initiative received the Excellence in Community Partner Engagement Award from the Engagement Scholarship Consortium!
Read more at The Gateway
STEM students learn civic engagement in Washington, DC
Learning about civic engagement is like any other kind of learning - students remember more when they learn by doing. A group of undergraduate students from UC San Diego traveled to DC to fight for the DREAM Act and discussed their plans to build civic engagement in their own communities.
Read more at the UC San Diego News Center
High school students gather to build youth voice in California
Youth voice is often ignored, and a group of high school students in Menlo Park, California gathered at the 1Bay Youth Action Summit to make their voices heard. Students discussed the civil rights movement, learned the power of youth voice, and registered to vote.
Read more at InMenlo
Medical students learn to meet community needs
Practicing medicine is more than treating symptoms - it's about finding your community's healthcare needs and addressing them. Medical students at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan learned about the issues faced in their community in order to better meet their needs.
Read more at wayne.edu
High school students learn environmental stewardship
With the climate crisis looming, students nationwide are fighting to protect their communities from pollution and waste. Students at Crestwood High School in Mantua, Ohio learned how to lead in their communities by example and helped clean up their local Cuyahoga River.
Read more at the Weekly Villager
Engineering students host free repair cafe
Sometimes, service-learning is as simple as helping your peers fix their phones. The Society of Women Engineers at UMass Lowell hosted a free repair cafe to practice their craft by serving others' needs, free of charge.
Read more at the Lowell Sun
Service-learning is happening everywhere, all the time - and it works.