Service-Learning (S-L) is...a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service opportunities into a student’s coursework. Students are able to become active participants in the learning process by using what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems.
The Powell Center formally defines service-learning as:
a) a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which
b) students participate in an organized service activity that meets community identified needs AND
c) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and
d) an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
Definition adopted from R.G. Bringle and J.A. Hatcher, A Service-Learning Curriculum for Faculty, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 1995, 2: 112-122
Through the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, we aim to maximize the s-l experience for all students enrolled in CCNY s-l courses. S-L staff provide training that supports faculty instruction, in order to prepare CCNY students for future careers, and foster the development of active, engaged citizens in modern society.
Our Function is....The Colin Powell Center provides service-learning training, support, and resources to participating faculty, students, and community organizations.