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Service-Learning News

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.

Students Enjoy Inside Access to Presidential Primary
Jan 28, 2016

Twenty-seven VCU students traveled to New Hampshire during winter break to get a firsthand look at the New Hampshire presidential primary as part of a VCU political science course, Political Campaigns and Communication.

Acts of Faith Festival Enriches Study of Art and Religion
Jan 20, 2016

Professor Isabelle Richman had her opinion piece published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, highlighting the 12th annual Acts of Faith Theatre Festival.

Elliott Begins as New Associate Director for Service-Learning
Jan 19, 2016

As the new associate director, Katie Elliott is interested in deepening collaboration and relationships across the university.

Service-Learning Class Helps Immigrants Become Citizens
Nov 19, 2015

The class was supported by a $20,000 community engagement grant called “A Welcoming Richmond.”