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Spring 2018 Service-Learning Opportunities

Passion with Purpose, Connect with Community

February 13, 2018 1:39 PM

Dedicated UMBC colleagues across departments, colleges, and disciplines having been digging deep into "applied learning experiences" and what means at UMBC. This includes identifying stakeholders, criteria, and a definition:

 

A UMBC applied learning experience engages students in reflectively developing knowledge, attitudes, skills, and values in the traditional classroom setting or in contexts beyond the classroom. Applied learning experiences promote career readiness and responsible citizenship. 

 

Recognized applied learning experiences include service-learning, which can be secured through The Shriver Center’s 096 Community Service & Learning Practicum. Dr. Thomas Penniston, Shriver Peaceworker Fellow Program alumnus, successfully completed his doctoral program in Language, Literacy and Culture on the benefits of service-learning through qualitative and quantitative research. To learn more, go to https://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/engaged-scholarships/

 

At the beginning of the 3rd week of the spring semester, some sites have filled, but others have great needs. With close to 70 community partners (the majority being youth-based sites), we are seeking UMBC students to help partners build capacity and move their respective missions.

 

HIGHEST NEEDS:

College Gardens - Wednesdays and Thursdays

SUCCESS - there are a number of openings - see the attachment

Walden Circle Community Center – Thursdays are a top priority; other days are welcomed (Monday-Friday, one day)!

Paid Leadership Position with afterschool program for current UMBC students at Walden Circle - Fridays, 2:30-6:30 pm   https://shrivercenter.umbc.edu/news/?id=73420

 

More sites across different issue areas can be found at https://umbc.app.box.com/file/268416756339

 

To set up a time to meet with Service-Learning Staff, either call (410) 455-2493 or stop by (M-F, 8:30am-5pm, 1st floor of the Public Policy Building, just past the elevator). Extended Hours “Goodnight Sarge” are available for the next three weeks, every Tuesday, 5-8pm:  TONIGHT (2/13), 2/20, and 2/27. Spring registration concludes by March 1st.

 

The Service-Learning Team is working on our social media presence. Want to share your talents? Contact Kasey Venn at kasven1@umbc.edu.

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