Service Learning

Service Learning

“Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” –The Carnegie Foundation

Eastern faculty offer courses that incorporate projects into the curriculum that are mutually beneficial to students and the community. Students in a wide variety of disciplines gain practical experience and provide valuable services to the local community. Service learning opportunities at Eastern have included:

  • Database development for the Covenant Soup Kitchen
  • Mentoring and stress management programs at local schools and residential mental health hospital
  • Storefront and billboard design for Willimantic small businesses and community initiatives
  • Production of public service announcements for broadcast on local television stations
  • Willimantic community promotional film production
  • Business plan design for Willimantic small businesses
  • Building renovation for local non-profit organization

The Center for Community Engagement provides resources for faculty interested in developing connections with the community to enhance their course offerings and research. Contact Kim Silcox for assistance.

Want more? Check these out:
Eastern Faculty Testimony
Service Learning Resources