Service Learning is a teaching method that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful service throughout the community. It integrates community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, encourage life-long civic engagement, and strengthening communities for the common good. Students are matched with appropriate community partners who provide projects relevant to the course content. The Corporation for National and Community Service and the dean of Community Programs provide a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to act as coordinator of this project.
The Community Warriors Volunteer Center provides volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff of LCSC. The center acts as a liason for individuals seeking to serve the community and organizations looking for volunteers. Students who volunteer gain imporant experience and often continue a life-long commitment to serve the community. The Community Warriors Volunteers Center is funded through appropriation by the dean for community programs. The Corporation for National and Community Service and the dean of Community Programs provide a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as coordinator of this project.