Community-Based Service-Learning is a new Fisher initiative that provides students with the opportunity to solve community problems.
Service projects are embedded in academic courses, can be found in multiple disciplines, and are available to all students.
- Service-Learning Brochure [pdf]
- Service-Learning: Turning Ideas into Action [pdf]
- Introduction to Service Learning Video Presentation
- Understanding Rochester [pdf]
- Cultural Competence Presentation [pdf]
What Fisher Students Say
"I was able to communicate with many different people that I have never had the chance to interact with."
"This wasn't just a project to get a grade like in other classes. It was a real-life project that will hopefully have a positive impact."
"It added meaning and awareness to the course and my life. My eyes were opened to a lot of things I have never seen before."
"I found that the issues we discuss in class are real-life issues."
Service learning has taught me that communication is the key to making any organization/group/club/company work efficiently. Throughout my service learning class I had the chance to organize and plan with my on-site connections to ensure all aspects of my project were in order and completed within a specified timeframe, just like in the real world.
The kids I worked with were so eager to get to know me and to let me help them, all the while they were really helping me a lot more than they will ever know.
I hope that service learning courses begin to grow at St. John Fisher.