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"We get an unparalled opportunity to learn things about life and people that we never would have heard elsewhere, and renewed inspiration..."

— Service Learning student in Harkavy and Donovan's Connecting Past and Present, Concepts and Models for Service Learning in History, p. 73

what is Service Learning?

Service learning is when students go into the community to do work related to what they learn in class. It allows students, faculty, and community organizations to work together to everyone's benefit. Classes are enriched and made real when students apply what they are learning at non-profits in their own communities. Faculty are challenged to update and enrich their teaching. And social service agencies benefit when students come in to do projects, bringing fresh energy perspectives to their work. It's a win-win-win, and it's coming to Gavilan!