Opportunities and Resources for Faculty
"At Wheelock, service learning makes our commitment to social justice come alive for students. It often transforms students from undergraduates into professionals willing to work toward a just society. It is a powerful way to connect academics to advocacy."
- Professor Barbara (Bobbi) Rosenquest
Integrating Service into Academics
The Presidential International Service Learning Program offers students the opportunity for deep learning through academically-supported service and community engagement projects with a civic focus. Service learning and exposure to a variety of cultures is an integral part of a Wheelock education, beginning right from students' first year on campus. In 2012-2013, 55 students provided more than 1,478 service hours during trips to South Africa, West Africa (Benin and Ghana), Northern Ireland, Belize, Haiti, Germany and Barbados. Students return inspired and excited about the integration of learning and service.
Click here to read the chapter "Putting passion in action: Service Learning at Wheelock College" from Learning to Serve: Promoting Civil Society Through Service Learning written by former President Marjorie Bakken with contributions from several members of the Wheelock community.
Works to develop students not only as active citizens but also as leaders in guiding their own civic and academic learning. Its initiatives both guide and recognize students' efforts to make college a place to connect with the community.
GOOD Maker is a platform that makes good things happen. GOOD Maker gives individuals and organizations that ability to tap into the public's creativity and energy to address an issue that is important to them. Through small community-initiated challenges, students and organizations can submit funding requests to a community challenge.
Youth Service America (YSA)
YSA is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally. Founded in 1986, YSA's mission is to expand the impact of the youth service movement with communities, schools, corporations, and governments. YSA also provides information and applications for incentives such as grants, awards and stipends. YSA envisions a global culture of engaged youth who are committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership and achievement.