Community Collaboration - Service Learning I
This course continues through two semesters. It prepares students as problem-solvers able to address the complex challenges of the 21st century; promotes citizenship by educating students not only for careers and jobs but also for their roles as active and engaged community members; and creates opportunities for students to practice the rewarding work of citizenship. Students will collaborate in small teams with not-for-profit organizations, public schools, or small businesses. Course projects will help community groups achieve their goals and help students understand how classroom learning can be applied in real-life contexts and assist in the development of the economy and culture of this region. This course will challenge students to explore critical social and community issues such as sustainability, marginalization, poverty, and gender politics. Community Collaborations will add value to our community, prepare youth leaders, promote social and environmental justice, and connect students to the natural and social systems that sustain us all.