Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. Through structured reflection on their service, students are able to test and deepen their understanding of theoretical approaches in virtually any discipline. 

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life provides support and resources for faculty interested in incorporating service learning into their courses. Service-Learning Initiative Grants (SLIGs) provide faculty with funds to develop their new service-learning courses. Faculty who teach service-learning courses often work closely with the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships.

 

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12th annual High School Career Expo
12th annual High School Career Expo
On Thursday, April 27, Wesleyan’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships hosted the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual High School Career Expo. Along with sponsors like Eversource and Pratt & Whitney, Wesleyan and the Chamber welcomed nearly 1200 high school sophomores from 6 different area high schools to the Freeman Athletic Center where they visited tables…
SALD Leadership Awards Prize Winners
SALD Leadership Awards Prize Winners
Congratulations to these phenomenal students on winning one of the 2017 SALD Leadership Awards! Each spring the Division of Student Affairs offers Leadership Awards to students and student organizations for exceptional work and dedication to campus and community involvement throughout the academic year. The celebration is coordinated by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development. Award…
Two events on 4/28: Alok Appadurai ’00 Workshop and Food Justice & Sustainability Forum
Two events on 4/28: Alok Appadurai ’00 Workshop and Food Justice & Sustainability Forum
Lunch & Workshop:“10 Vital Tools for Change Makers”Presenter: Alok Appadurai ’00, founder of Fed By Threads, A Beautiful Body Project, and Good ElephantHosted by the Allbritton Center and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Friday, April 28, noon, Allbritton 311 RSVP by April 26 to Makaela Kingsley (mjkingsley@wesleyan.edu) Alok Appadurai ’00 and his life partner, Jade Beall, founded Fed by…
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