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What is Service-Learning?

 

Kris Service Learning Group

Service-Learning is: 
  • A teaching method using community service that addresses real community needs and reflection assignments that demonstrate student learning
  • A form of active learning that values critical thinking and problem solving
  • A pedagogically sound approach linked to higher GPAs, increased student retention, and enhanced civic engagement
  • A great "hands on" experience for students in any discipline

Assignments are tailored to each course, with reflection activities and learning assessments that help students connect the service to in-class learning objectives--and faculty measure that learning.

Our Services

Our Experience

We offer faculty who want to use service-learning and students taking service-learning courses:

  • Specific opportunities with vetted community organizations
  • Help with assignments and reflections.
  • In-class Service Learning overviews
  • On-site student and community support
  • Waivers, timesheets, and other forms
  • Workshops and discussion groups for faculty and staff
  • Co-curricular volunteer opportunities

We also coordinate College-wide volunteer programs like Smart Snacks,  Alternative Breaks, and Days of Service.

We have helped faculty coordinate assignments in:

  • Math
  • Spanish & other World Languages
  • Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry and Biology
  • Graphic Design and Architecture...

 ...and more, as well as in programs like Learning Communities, First-Year Experience, Summer Bridge, Gateway to College, and more.

Campus

Coordinator

Phone Number

Campus Site

Germantown 240-567-7840 Germantown--SA 186 
Rockville Nik Sushka  240-567-5261 Rockville--CC 005
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Dr. Lucy Vitaliti  240-567-1527 Takoma Park/Silver Spring--RC 202A

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD

240-567-5000

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