The Center for Learning through Service at Anne Arundel Community College promotes citizenship and engaged learning through service by providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to serve the community. The center coordinates and supports general community service activities and works with over 100 community partners to match college volunteers with community needs.
The Center for Learning through Service facilitates engaged learning by integrating service-learning into the curriculum.
What is Service Learning at AACC?
Service-learning combines academic studies with community volunteer service, enhancing student learning through a hands-on service experience that meets a community need. Through reflection assignments, students demonstrate their understanding of course objectives.
What is Engaged Learning at AACC?
Engaged Learning is the active, hands-on application of classroom theories and concepts in real world situations. Also referred to as experiential learning or applied learning, engaged learning provides opportunities for students to interact with the community in mutually beneficial activities that expand the student's awareness of issues and understanding of course content.
Students - Placement assistance and support, service project development, and volunteer opportunity referrals.
Faculty - Training, community agency information, student placement assistance and orientations
Staff - Service project support and referrals
Community Partners - Training, volunteer recruitment events, and matching assistance to college resources.
"From what we get, we make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."