Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with course content and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach social and civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Service Project ( ____ points, ____% of Grade):
Our primary focus is to study trends within the field of science and technology and how they changed over time; equally as important is how we take this knowledge and impact our community. This latter piece of the course will create an experience that you can both put on your resume, use on applications for universities, or share in job interviews. Four service learning students in Phi Theta Kappa earned over 125k in scholarship monies because they simply became involved in their campuses and communities. Service Learning courses, done well, can do the same for students in this course. We will collaborate together to create a service learning project or an advocacy campaign: our class, then, will create a proposal together, cull sources for a group annotated bibliography, and create a SWAY presentation in an effort to share our investigation about project, how we impacted the community, and what we’ve learned from the experience. I am excited about our collaboration!
Tom Gonzalez, Executive Director of American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado (719 785-2701), is seeking help from PPCC students to assist with installing fire alarms in homes in Colorado Springs. The Red Cross gives away and installs fire alarms in homes around our region – thus far they have installed alarms in over 3,000 homes in our city. They rely on volunteers to do the work.
They provide a basic training for volunteers who work in 3-person teams. At least one person on the team needs to be handy with a cordless drill. They are working to organize a large installation day on September 23rd in the Ivywild neighborhood area. There is also a pre-installation canvassing opportunity to let residents in the area know about the upcoming opportunity to have their home inspected and new fire alarms installed if needed. Contact email@example.com or see flier below for more information.
Neighbor Up! Neighborhood Pride Project
Amy Filipiak, GEO faculty, is leading a team for the “Neighbor Up! Neighborhood Pride Project” October 28th, and would love to have her team be PPCC people. The neighborhood is north of the intersection of Chelton and Jet Wing. Contact Max Cupp (719)471-3105 or see flier below for more details on the cleanup.
Tech Help Day
Knowledgeable Computer Information Systems students from Pikes Peak Community College will answer questions and help with cell phones, smartphones, iPads, Kindles, iPods, and other gadgets.
9:30am - 11:00am. October 18-20
For more information contact:
Operations and Program Director
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region
Colorado Springs Senior Center
1514 North Hancock Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Pikes Peak Community College Libraries
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