Service Learning Center

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Service Learning Defined

Service Learning is a teaching AND learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. (Campus Compact 2000, Sigmon, 1979)

Service Learning at Red Rocks Community College

Mission Statement:  The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (SLC) provides RRCC students with the opportunity to engage with real world problems in order to enrich the student learning experience for the benefit of both the campus and community.

Vision:  We envision a world in which peoples basic needs are met and in which the values of equality and social justice are realized. We believe institutions of higher education have a responsibility to cultivate an engaged citizenry.  We are therefore dedicated to empowering our students and faculty to realize they have the knowledge and skills to affect positive change in their community.

Values: The SLC values include;

  • Justice
  • Inclusiveness
  • Empathy
  • Transformation
  • Engagement

Purpose:  The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, in partnership with the local community, seeks to foster an environment where individuals learn about themselves and their community, take action through service, and advocate for lasting social change.

For more information check out the RRCC Service Learning Handbook 

Get Involved 

Students can get involved by enrolling in a participating course. 
List of Approved Courses Here

Faculty can inquire about integrating a service-learning component into their course by completing and submitting the Service Learning Request Form Here.

Community organizations interest in partnering with the RRCC Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning can inquire by completing and submitting the Community Organization Background Information Form Here.

 
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