Contact Service-Learning

Lynn Donahue, Director, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Phone: (585) 385-7342
Cell: (585) 944-8511
Office: RWILSN 217

Jenna Rossi, Co-Chair
Phone: (585) 385-8110

Deb VanderBilt, Co-Chair
Phone: (585) 385-8193

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Community Partners

We welcome your partnership with St. John Fisher College and its students through service-learning projects. To communicate your interest in working with us or to outline your needs, please fill out the Community Partners Project Proposal.

Resources for Community Partners

Impact Pathways and Partners

Our partnerships are developed to meet community agency’s identified needs and the academic goals of a course.

Academic Success and College Success

  • The Advocacy Center
  • Center for Youth
  • Cobblestone Arts Center
  • Cobblestone School
  • Monroe YMCA
  • Post-Secondary Transition Program
  • Rochester Red Cross - Next Generation Leaders Program
  • Rochester City Schools
  • Two Doors Community Center
  • Maplewood Library

Environmental Sustainability

  • Center for Environmental Initiative
  • Neighborhood Soil Analysis
  • Lots of Food

Housing and Poverty Alleviation

  • Bethany House
  • Catholic Family Services
  • Metro Justice
  • Neighbor Works Rochester
  • Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Saint's Place
  • Sojourner House
  • Volunteers of America - Residential Services; Step-by-Step
  • Mercy Outreach Residential Services

Community Health

  • American Red Cross
  • CP Rochester
  • Hope Lodge
  • Mercy Outreach
  • St. Joseph Neighborhood Center
  • South Wedge Farmer’s Market
  • Teens Living With Cancer
  • Trillium
  • Rochester Psychiatric Center
  • Anthony Jordan Health Center

Intergenerational Learning

  • St. John’s Home
  • Friendly Home
  • The Community Place

Non-Profit and Small Business Development

  • Writers and Books
  • Al Sigl Community of Agencies Foundation
  • Southeast Rochester Small Businesses
  • Go Philanthropic
  • Eight4 World Peace

Rochester Roots Produce Stands

What Community Partners Say About Service-Learning

"The community data showed a strong connection between perception of the neighborhood, home ownership rates and resident commitment. These were connections we had suspected but had not had time to analyze at the level provided by the Fisher students."

"The students really captured the spirit of our ministry. We have a finished product that we are proud to use to "sell" our good works!"

"The opportunity for children to meet and spend time with college students [is beneficial]. We talk a lot about college but most of our children do not know people who have gone to college or, especially people attending college right now."

"Bethany House has always had wonderful relationship with the students at St. John Fisher. We have found them to be very interested in the mission of the House and eager to help in any way."

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