Service Learning transforms students’ lives by changing their view of the communities they live in. Enhancing that vision through service challenges stereotypes, inspires innovation and opens a world of opportunity.
One student described their experience on an assignment at The Senior Source writing positive messages and creating greeting cards for seniors.
“The content of these cards needs to be well written and organized for the seniors to easily read and follow,” the student said. “Prior to this class, I did not have a lot of experience with writing and did not like it very much. But I am much improved after what I have learned this semester.”
Another student shared the importance of understanding and addressing social issues in the community to effect positive change.
“Knowing what issues need to be addressed and educating yourself about them to make change is the best way to improve the community and the livelihoods of the people in it,” the student said.
As we prepare for the 2021-2022 academic year, we also take a moment to congratulate our graduates who participated in Service Learning while attending Dallas College or Richland Collegiate High School. Our 443 Dallas College and RCHS Service Learning students completed a total of 23,641 service hours in 2020-2021.
Additionally, to the faculty members across our seven campuses who incorporated Service Learning into their curriculum during this challenging year, we extend our sincere thanks.