Service-Learning News

Service-Learning Fellows will Lead Outreach
May 6, 2019

The fellowship program enrolls faculty members who have experience in teaching service-learning classes to serve as campus leaders in teaching excellence.

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Service-Learning Office Announces 2019 Excellence in Service-Learning Awardees
May 5, 2019

Faculty members Lindsay Chudzik, Focused Inquiry, and Joanne Richardson, Kinesiology and Health Sciences; and two students, Meghan Mack, a senior psychology major, and Tucker Smith, a junior biology and pre-medicine major, were recognized.

Service-Learning Office Announces Fall 2018 SLIM Report Findings
Feb 21, 2019

During the fall 2018 semester, 453 students responded to the survey, which encompasses questions about academic learning, civic learning and career readiness.

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Nine Virginia Universities Represented at Service-Learning Workshop
Feb 17, 2019

VCU Presented “Engaging Community Partners as Co-Educators in Community-Based Learning and Service-Learning,” Feb. 8 in conjunction with the VA Engage Network and the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

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Donations for Richmond-Area Migrant Children to be Collected at Common Book Talk
Nov 13, 2018

Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of World Studies, and her Spanish 322 service-learning students organized the drive.

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WeatherCubes: Thinking Globally, Measuring Locally
Oct 21, 2018

WeatherCubes: Thinking Globally, Measuring Locally

Service-Learning Office Announces Findings of Recent Impact Measure
Sep 24, 2018

Key findings relate to students' application of course knowledge to real-life settings and awareness of community issues and becoming informed citizens.

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Pelco Recognized as "Outstanding Leader" in Experiential Education
Sep 24, 2018

Lynn Pelco, Ph.D., VCU associate vice provost for community engagement, was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education in Higher Education award at the 47th annual National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) annual conference, held in Savannah, Ga., Sept. 24-26.

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Biomedical Engineering Service-Learning Course Helps Abroad and at Home
Sep 13, 2018

Students taking a new service-learning course in the College of Engineering are gaining hands-on skills in repairing medical equipment to help patients in need, both locally and overseas in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Students Travel to Rural Jamaica as part of Community Health Service-Learning Program
Jul 30, 2018

The program began with a small grant from the Service-Learning office.

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SLTA Jamal Brooks Receives Social Work Leadership and Service Award
May 18, 2018

Brooks served as a SLTA for VCU School of Social Work Assistant Professor Allison Ryals’ social justice service-learning class.

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Raising Their Voices to Raise Awareness
May 14, 2018

A new service-learning course at VCU connects music and social work students with the RVA Street Singers — a choir made up of individuals experiencing homelessness.

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Partnership with St. Joseph's Villa Extends Learning "Beyond Grades" for Focused Inquiry Students
Jan 28, 2018

Associate Professor Beth Kreydatus has partnered with the Villa as part of her service-learning courses since 2014.

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Pen Pal Pairs Program Strengthens Bond Among Elementary and College Students
Jan 17, 2018

VCU students in Professor Lisa Cipolletti’s Children’s Literature service-learning course have been corresponding with assigned “writing partners” from J.E.B. Stuart Elementary since early September.

Jessica Diaz and Gov. McAuliffe
Sharing Interest in History, Politics through Richmond Teacher Residency Program
Jan 7, 2018

Former Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Jessica Diaz, '17, works to close the achievement gap in city schools while earning her master's degree.

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RamPantry Founder Shares VCU Model at National Conference
Dec 15, 2017

Terrence Walker of VCU's University Counseling Services was a panelist at the "#RealCollege: A National Convening on College Food & Housing Insecurity” conference held in Philadelphia in October.

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Partnership Brings STEM to PE
Dec 1, 2017

A VCU School of Education service-learning class was featured in the Dec. 1 Richmond Times-Dispatch article, “Next revolution for health comes to Richmond Public Schools gym classes.”

Writing Your Way Out
VCU, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Partner to Divert 10 Low-Level Offenders from Jail to a VCU Classroom
Nov 28, 2017

A new program, Writing Your Way Out, will offer low-level offenders and VCU students a transformational educational experience involving reading, writing and self-reflection.

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Tesni Stephen, MAE '16: Bringing People Together through Art
Oct 16, 2017

A former graduate assistant in service-learning, Stephen is now the education manager at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

New Math Service-Learning Course Facilitates Problem Solving
Oct 13, 2017

VCU students in Kristina Anthony and Jeffrey Ledford's Math 391 course are partnering with Communities in Schools at Binford Middle School to offer a math club.