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For Community Partners

Service-Learning courses are great ways to introduce new opportunities to students, faculty and the local community. These opportunities provide benefits to all parties involved by giving students a new avenue of learning, giving faculty a new way of teaching, and giving communities the support and assistance they need of a local university.

Community Benefits

  • Provides meaningful services to the community; helps meet unmet needs
  • Increases student awareness of community issues, agencies and constituents
  • Adds youth and enthusiasm to a service program/project
    Short- and long-term solutions to pressing community needs. “It shifts from community as laboratory to community as classroom”
  • Provides an opportunity for a community to shape students’

    values and to prepare students for community participation after college

  • Builds community awareness of college programs and services, and gives community agencies access to university resources
  • Exposes and teaches communities about emerging generations of students
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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6600

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