LCSC’s Service Learning program and Community Warriors Volunteer Center provide opportunities to truly connect learning to life through service-learning experience and community support.
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. For instance, engineering students design and build a wheelchair ramp for a local family. The Corporation for National and Community Service provides the services of three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members to act as coordinators of LC Service Corps. The dean of Community Programs provides additional funding support.
THE COMMUNITY WARRIORS VOLUNTEER CENTER PROVIDES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF OF LCSC. THE CENTER ACTS AS A LIAISON FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS. STUDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER GAIN IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE AND OFTEN CONTINUE A LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY. THE COMMUNITY WARRIORS VOLUNTEER CENTER IS FUNDED THROUGH APPROPRIATION BY THE DEAN FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. A FULL-TIME AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER SERVES AS COORDINATOR OF THIS PROJECT.
The mission of the LCSC Sustainability Action Team (SAT) is to assist the College in creating a campus culture supportive of ecologically sustainable awareness and best practices. Through collaboration with faculty, students and staff, the SAT will work to promote educational activities focused on sustainable practices on campus and within the community, as well as encourage the LCSC administration, student body, and instructional units to make sustainable choices in their respective areas.