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Service-Learning News

SLTA Receives Health Professional Award
Jun 6, 2017

Spring 2017 graduate Eunice Pokua Adu was recognized for her academic achievement and commitment to the field of community health.

SLTA's Reflect on Experiences with LIVE ART
May 24, 2017

Service-Learning Teaching Assistants Kirsten Ferguson ’18, a music education major and Zach Forbes ’17 a recent graduate in music, worked with community partner School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) as part of Assistant Professor Rebecca Tyree’s MUED 483 “Special Workshop in Music Education” service-learning course.

Service-Learning Alumna One of VCU's "Greenest"
May 2, 2017

Arin Burke credits her service-learning class about the experiences of Latin Americans in the U.S. with leading her to research food justice issues and the rights of migrant farm workers.

Making Headlines
May 1, 2017

Service-learning students are covering the General Assembly for 90 news outlets and feeding stories to the Associated Press.

Cornerstone Community Farm Featured in Times-Dispatch
Apr 8, 2017

The Cornerstone farm is a Currents of Change award winner and partner for Professor Joseph Cates' UNIV 211 "Food for Thought" service-learning course.

Service-Learning Course Expands CMoR's Living Lab
Mar 19, 2017

Students in Assistant Professor Marcia Winter’s PSYC 493 service-learning course are working with the Children’s Museum of Richmond to offer families hands-on science education.

Former Service-Learning TA Selected for Internship at Southwest Airlines
Mar 10, 2017

Kristina Hipolito, a 2016 graduate of the College of Humanities and Sciences, was selected for the internship from a pool of 9,934 applicants.

Fall Service-Learning Students Experienced Unique Learning Benefits
Feb 21, 2017

Each semester, the Service-Learning Office invites every student enrolled in a service-learning class to participate in the Service-Learning Impact Measure evaluation to help improve the service-learning program at VCU.

Chelsea Ortiz Gains Skills for Medical Career through Service-Learning
Feb 5, 2017

Since taking Assistant Professor Jamie Fueglein's service-learning course during her first year at VCU, Ortiz has served as a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for four semesters.

Documenting the Strength of their Community
Dec 18, 2016

Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, VCU Sociology service-learning students collaborated with "The Green Team," a group of students from the Oak Grove/Bellemeade Community Center, to create a video about their community.

Ph.D. Student Named Outstanding Young Virginian for Service-Learning Projects
Dec 9, 2016

Amanda Hall, a Ph.D. student in the School of Education’s curriculum, culture and change track, was named one of the Virginia Jaycess Outstanding Young Virginians for 2016.

Campaign Helps to Address School-to-Prison Pipeline
Oct 11, 2016

The #ChangeOurSchoolsRVA campaign is organized by doctoral students in the service-learning course "Advanced Seminar in Social Processes of Education."

Service-Learning Students Help Ready Land for Community Farm
Sep 25, 2016

The Cornerstone Community Farm will help combat food insecurity and stormwater runoff in a setting that promotes education and conservation-minded agricultural production.

Measuring Impact: Service-Learning Leads to Deeper Understanding
Aug 28, 2016

As hundreds of service-learning students kick-off another academic year this fall, the Service-Learning Office is evaluating last academic year’s courses to help determine the impact service-learning has on students.

Grant Will Help Expand Nursing Service-Learning Program
Jul 6, 2016

A roughly $800,000 grant will allow the School of Nursing to implement a program to increase the number of nurses in community-based clinical sites that provide care to underserved populations.

Former SLTA Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
May 31, 2016

Maya Chesley,'15, will travel to Panama to teach English and will work on a journal to chronicle the relationship between city residents and nature.

Students Launch Food Awareness Campaign in Church Hill
Apr 28, 2016

Part of a service-learning class, "Alleviating Food Deserts in Richmond, Virginia," helps to bridge the healthy food gap.

Paws to Vote
Mar 2, 2016

Dogs from the Richmond SPCA team up with the VCU Political Science Department to celebrate Super Tuesday with an Election Day Festival at the University Student Commons.

Helping Humanize and Change the Face of Richmond Design
Feb 10, 2016

The Service-Learning course "Middle of Broad" was featured in a Feb. 9 Style Weekly article.

"SLIM" Evaluations Improve Service-Learning Experiences
Feb 10, 2016

Students who took part in the evaluation were entered to win two raffle prize packages.