Service Learning

Service Learning

“Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” -The Carnegie Foundation

Eastern faculty offer courses that incorporate projects into the curriculum that are mutually beneficial to students and the community. Students in a wide variety of disciplines gain practical experience and provide valuable services to the local community. Service learning opportunities at Eastern have included:

  • Database development for the Covenant Soup Kitchen
  • Mentoring and stress management programs at local schools and residential mental health hospital
  • Storefront and billboard design for Willimantic small businesses and community initiatives
  • Production of public service announcements for broadcast on local television stations
  • Willimantic community promotional film production
  • Business plan design for Willimantic small businesses
  • Building renovation for local non-profit organization

The Center for Community Engagement provides resources for faculty interested in developing connections with the community to enhance their course offerings and research. Contact Kim Silcox silcoxk@easternct.edu for assistance.

Want more? Check these out:

Eastern Faculty Testimony

Service Learning Resources

Comments Off

Comments are closed.