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At Hastings College, you will have many opportunities to address local, national, and global problems that face us all: hunger, homelessness, extreme poverty, educational needs, the environment, and so many others. You can work directly with people who need food or help after a disaster. You can work to change social policies so that they provide more for those in need. Our program will offer you many opportunities and many challenges through service learning classes and co-curricular activities.
What is service learning?
We combine service to with learning—this means that you can take many classes on campus that will allow you to do hands on work or original research in our communities.
You then take what you have learned outside the classroom and discuss it, write about it, and learn from the experiences. Extensive research shows that this is one of the best ways to learn. Employers and graduate schools, too, increasingly recognize the importance of your experiences in providing solutions and services to others.
We have served over 141,000 hours in the community since 2003. A third of our students serve 20 hours or more a semester!
We have innovative programs where you can apply for funding to develop a service project in town (such as environmental clean-up work) or go to India to serve by working with low income women and children. You can go to national conferences and met other college student leaders.
We have received the President’s Community Honor Roll for the last three years. Our students consistently win local and national awards such as being named a Hunger Justice Leader by Bread for the World or an Oxfam Change Leader. You can even major in Peace, Justice, and Social Change (through the sociology department).
Who to contact for more information
Dr. Jean Heriot, Director of Service Learning at email@example.com