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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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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 Motor Company Fund.
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
Learners to Leaders Video:
WINNERS OF THE 2014 UT ARLINGTON CCSL SERVICE LEARNING & SERVICE AWARDS
Faculty Service Learning Award(in memory of Nella K. Stone, RN)
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)
School of Architecture, Interior Design Program
Faculty Service Award
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
Carolyn A. Barros Service Learning Graduate Student Award
Kharrolyn Amissah-aidoo, Architecture
UT Arlington is a 2010 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus