About Service Learning

About Service Learning

What is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service with academic instruction while focusing on critical thinking, reflection and civic responsibility. As a form of experiential education, service learning achieves and enhances course objectives while meeting an identified community need. Frequently Asked Questions 

4 Key Components of ALL LCCC Service Learning Projects

  1. Must meet a community need.
  2. Must be connected to the Learning Outcomes as a part of an academic course.
  3. Must possess a reflection component.
  4. Standard project information must be reported.

Examples of Past LCCC Service Learning Projects

  • English students read and discuss books with local Girl Scout Troops.
  • Ecology students plant a Butterfly Garden for the children of Blessing House.
  • Allied Health and Nursing students organize a community health fair on campus.
  • Marketing students create and implement a food drive collecting canned foods to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Why Service Learning?

Service Learning is a WIN-WIN-WIN for the three main groups involved in these projects; Students, Faculty/LCCC, and Community Partners. Below are just a few of these benefits. View more Benefits of Service Learning.

  • Students - Learn course content better while applying theories and methods on a real project that makes a difference in the community.
  • Faculty/LCCC - Are able to provide students with these experiential education opportunities while increasing student retention/completion and educating all students to become active members of the community.
  • Community Partners - Receive increased capacity/services/skills to address the needs of their service populations and our community.

LCCC Specific Benefits - All LCCC Service Learning students receive Certiciates of Completion and Medallions to wear at graduation. Students, Faculty, and Community Partners involved are also invited to attend the Annual Service Learning Celebration held each spring.

LCCC's Service Learning Program

In 2006, the Lorain County Community College received a grant from Learn & Serve America through the American Association of Community Colleges to officially begin a Service Learning program on our campus. 

As of the spring 2012 semester, over 2,000 LCCC students have participated in service projects as a part of their course and almost 30,000 hours of service has been given to address community needs. 23 Faculty members have integrated Service Learning in their course curriculum and over 100 local community organizations have been involved in these efforts.

Mission
We enhance learning and promote civic engagement by connecting LCCC/UP students and the greater community. 

Vision
Through dynamic relationships we are a happy, healthy, learning, and sustained community.

Who is Involved?

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Announcements

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at www.lorainccc.edu/alerts.

Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.