What is Service-Learning at Dominican?
Service-Learning (SL) puts education into action by engaging with the community and experiencing the relevance of coursework first-hand. SL expands the classroom into the local community, providing the opportunity to apply classroom content to work with local community organizations and schools, learning about the lives of others, developing awareness, enhancing one’s understanding of how we can contribute to social justice issues that ultimately impact us all.
Through SL, students develop practical, transferable skills, explore career and personal interests, and expand their networks and sense of self while connecting with other students, faculty, and community mentors.
Van der Ryn, Julia, "Service-Learning at Dominican: Education in Action" (2016). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 351.