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Service Learning Student Resources

​If you want to get involved in the local community, talk to your professors or to the director of the Service Learning program about how to get started. Also, gaining valuable experience and skills isn't limited to your current classes; anyone is welcome to volunteer at any of the service learning sites. For more information, contact:

Julie D. Dockery
Office 2740
(773) 907-4379
Service Learning Director

Community involvement through service learning:

  • Enriches course material and "brings books to life and life to books."
  • Engages you in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for your life experience and career choices.
  • Increases your awareness of current societal issues as they relate to academic areas of interest.
  • Broadens your perspectives of diversity issues and enhances critical thinking skills.
  • Improves interpersonal skills that are important for achieving personal and professional goals.
  • Helps you develop a sense of civic responsibility through active community involvement.