SLA Program

Service-Learning Ambassadors (SLAs) are students committed to working with service-learning and community engagement. Each SLA works with a community partner on a specific project in which Drake students can be involved. This year, we are partnering with SPROUT, Everybody Wins! Iowa, Next Course Food Recovery Network, Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS), and Community Action Board (CAB). We also hire a graphic design and social media coordinator.

SLAs commit to working 6-8 hours a week on their project, working to plan and organize the event/project, recruit Drake students, and perform follow-up. SLAs are project-based positions that are paid through the Provost’s Office and the Service-Learning and Community Engagement budget. Community partners do not pay for SLAs.

2016-2017 Student Staff:

Jamie Willer Community Advisory Board (CAB)
Anne Matte Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS)
Megan Lindmark SPROUT Garden
Gabrielle Miller Next Course Food Recovery Project
Catherine Osborne Graphic Design and Social Media Coordinator
Jasmine Barr First Year Reading Mentoring Program with Everybody Wins!

If you are interested in the SLA program applications are available in the spring. Students are invited to email for more information.

University News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.