University of Washington student participation in service-learning is breaking records. Learn about this community-based learning opportunity through February’s episode of UW 360 which contained a special spotlight on the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, “Stories on service learning integrated with academics.” Follow University of Washington students Erna Ciric and Kaitlin Hall who combine service learning with academics, volunteering at the University District Food Bank and the Pike Market Senior Center, and hear from the Carlson Center’s new director, Rachel Vaughn.
The Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center connects UW classes with community-based organizations so students experience first-hand what they are learning about and so organizations benefit from student service. “Hello in There” looks at Holly Barker’s anthropology class, a reciprocal learning experience for both students and members of the Pike Place Senior Center.
UW students are participating in public service in record numbers, giving back to the community and connecting their academics to their leadership and service work. Learn some details about this work through a series of visuals.
Undergraduate participation in service learning has increased dramatically as students are eager to apply what they’re learning in class to an outside context and because they are driven to give back to the community. Learn how service and leadership made a difference for two UAA alumnae and meet two students who shared their experiences at this year’s Spring Celebration.