Service Learning Program

 What is Service Learning?

The Service Learning Program at El Paso Community College encourages civic responsibility among students through community service. We provide resources and support for students and faculty who are currently using or would like to integrate service learning into their course. We support community agencies that are interested in partnering with El Paso Community College. This past academic year 2012-2013 we had over nine hundred students participating in our program doing more than twenty two thousand hours of community service.

 

The program provides academic credit for service work in the community. Students contact their instructor and ask to participate in the Service Learning Program. All first time student participating in the Service Learning Program must attend an orientation session, which will be given at all campuses the first and second weeks of classes. Returning students may begin service right away. The student and faculty member agree on 20 hours of service in a specific community service agency that students will perform in exchange for academic credit. If the student completes the designated assignment she/he will receive credit through the course and receive recognition from El Paso Community College.

 

Through Service Learning students can apply newly-acquired academic skills and knowledge to address real-life needs in their own communities and reflect on the meaning of this service.

 

 Related Websites

 Fall 2014 Deadlines

Applications:  September 12, 2014

Time Sheets:  November 21, 2014

*Late documents will not be accepted.

 

 Orientations

Campus Orientations:


For those who missed the campus orientations or can't make it to a session please call (915) 831-2489 to set up an appointment and receive the information/ paperwork to participate.


Fall 2014 Orientation Sessions (PDF)


 Newsletter

To read the latest issue click here:


Service Learning Newsletter Summer 2013 (PDF)


 Agency List

*We will only give credit to students doing SL hours in the organizations listed in the following document:


Agency List 2014-2015 (PDF)


 2014 Office Hours:

Service Learning Office Hours 2014 (PDF)

 

If you have any questions please contact us at:

Valle Verde A1314

Phone: (915) 831-2489

Fax: (915) 831-3244