Students benefit from community engagement and service-learning through...

  • hands-on use of skills and knowledge that increases relevance of academic skills
  • accommodation of different learning styles
  • interaction with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles
  • increased sense of self-efficacy, analytical skills, and social development
  • valuable and competitive career guidance and experience
  • opportunities for meaningful involvement with the local community
  • increased civic responsibility
  • "It brings books to life and life to books."

Service-learning has a positive effect on students...

  • personal and interpersonal development
  • leadership and communication skills
  • reducing stereotypes and facilitating cultural & racial understanding
  • sense of social responsibility and citizenship skills
  • commitment to service
  • academic learning
  • ability to apply what they have learned in "the real world"
  • career development
  • relationships with faculty involved in service-learning
  • satisfaction with college

The Institute for Learning and Teaching. (2007). CSU Service-Learning Faculty Manual, Fourth Edition. Colorado State University. http://tilt.colostate.edu/guides/tilt_servicelearning/index.cfm

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University News
September 29, 2016
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named teenager Hank Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa the recipient of the 2016 Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award.
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