Dr. Rebecca Yount
- What is Service Learning?
- Who are we?
- What do we do?
- How are we helping the community?
- How to get involved?
Service Learning was established in 1990 at the Community College of Rhode Island coordinated through the Office of Student Life under the directorship of Dean Becky Yount.
Service Learning at CCRI offers students the opportunity to serve their community through a wide range of service projects. These projects are coordinated by the Associate Dean's of Student Life through the four Student Governments and 80+ clubs and organizations.
Service Learning is used to develop and enhance leadership skills in after school settings and non-profit organizations to support student growth as successful leaders in the community and to enhance their academic developments.
Service Learning uses community involvement as the vehicle for the attainment of student's academic goals and objectives. It provides structured time for students to reflect on their service and learning experiences through a mix of writing, reading, speaking, listening, and creating in small and large groups and individual work.
Since 1990, more than 50 CCRI faculty members have offered community Service Learning opportunities to the college's students in cooperation with the Office of Student Life.
Through our Community Connections Program, we place students in 5 non-profit community partner sites in adjacent to our four campuses that focus on after school and Literacy programs that are in collaboration with our Service Learning program.
Over 90 non-profit agencies participate in and recruit volunteers via CCRI's annual Volunteer Fair held on all 3 campuses. The Service Learning program has established numerous collaborative projects between CCRI's Service Learning teams and local, national, and international service focused organizations.
CCRI students can experience Service Learning in their classroom. Every semester, the College's Service Learning Coordinator is available to give brief classroom presentations on our Service Learning & Community Connections Program. To schedule a presentation, contact Brenda Pacheco, at 401-333-7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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