Public service is volunteer community service that encourages cross cultural awareness and promotes civic responsibility. Primary focus is given to the service being provided as well as the benefits the service activities have on the recipients. Students learn about how service can impact the lives of others in their community.
Service-Learning connects academic learning and community service through reflection and critical analysis. It is a teaching and learning method that integrates theory with relevant community service. Through assignments and class discussions, students reflect on their service in order to increase their understanding of course content, gain a broader appreciation of a discipline, and enhance their sense of civic responsibility.
We believe that Evergreen Valley College students are future leaders of our community and therefore deserve a real-world education that inspires social responsibility. Service-Learning Assignments are designed to enhance the learning objectives of each class, meet actual community needs, and promote civic engagement.
Through service and guided reflection, students learn about themselves and their relationship to the community around them. Service-Learning allows students to engage with real-world problems, and to work with community organizations to become "part of the solution." Service-Learning programs are different from other methods of experiential education as the outcome gives equal focus on both the service being provided and the learning that is occurring.
Center for Service-Learning & Public Service
3095 Yerba Buena Road, Roble RD-216San Jose, CA 95135O: 408.223.6770E: email@example.comMonday-Thursday: 9am-1pm
Marjorie Clark, Service-Learning CoordinatorE: Marjorie.Clark@evc.edu