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What is Service learning?

Service Learning integrates academic coursework with service to the community.  

Students engage in classroom activities and discussions and perform local service projects related to their academic coursework. More than a volunteering opportunity, service learning furthers educational goals while promoting civic responsibility. From focused instruction and concept discussions with classmates to practical, real-world application, coupled with reflection and assessment, the learning process becomes a much richer and more well-rounded experience.

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     Check out our list of Community Partners


Read about featured faculty and their service-learning courses


News & Events

SAVE THE DATE!

Partner networking  Community Partner Breakfast

  Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

  College Park Center

The Partner Breakfast brings together UT Arlington Faculty and Staff with regional Community Partners and Agencies, providing a unique opportunity for collaboration in service learning and service projects within UT Arlington academic courses and campus programs.  It's an excellent occasion to build strong partnerships.  This event is open to UT Arlington Faculty and Staff, and Community Organizations.

Register Today!

Questions?  Contact us at (817) 272-2124 or dequeant@uta.edu.

Apply to become a Community Partner with CCSL and UT Arlington! 


UT ARLINGTON CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING USES FORD FOUNDATION GRANT TO HELP LOCAL NON-PROFIT AGENCY

UT Arlington Students Design Diabetes Program

UT Arlington students from eight academic disciplines, mentored by their professors, collaborated to design and implement a diabetes awareness and prevention program to help educate a lower-income, diverse population of the community.  The students' efforts, guided by the Center for Community Service Learning, were funded by a $25,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

The award supported university efforts to address an urgent community need through a service-learning project with Mission Arlington. 

Through the Ford grant, students:

  • created educational films on healthy choices
  • designed a computer kiosk with an interactive application to survey and educate
  • designed healthy lifestyle kits with information for newly diagnosed patients 
  • translated information -- film, app, print materials -- into Spanish to meet the needs of the clientele 
  • designed a method for inventory handling and volunteer management 

Ford Grant group photo


WINNERS OF THE 2014 UT ARLINGTON CCSL SERVICE LEARNING & SERVICE AWARDS

Faculty Service Learning Award

(in memory of Nella K. Stone, RN)

 

Dr. Amaro-JiménezCarla Amaro-Jiménez

 Assistant Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education & Director of Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness
 Department of Curriculum & Instruction               
(with donors-Jud & Jan Stone of FirstRate)

 

Norma FigueroaNorma Isa Figueroa

Assistant Professor 
School of Architecture, Interior Design Program

 

Faculty Service Award

Leisa Martin

 Leisa Martin

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction

 

Mary Ridgway Service Learning Undergraduate Student Award

   Todd Russell, Art & Art History  &  Kerri King, Criminology

Carolynn A. Barros Service Learning Graduate Student Award

   Kharrolyn Amissah-aidoo, Architecture  


Help us Build our Service Learning Photo Library!

Do you have Photos or Videos of Student Service Learning Projects?

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UT Arlington is a 2010 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus

Carnegie Foundation

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Honor Roll

UT Arlington has had a consistent showing on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.

Learn more about the Honor Roll

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