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Service Learning and Volunteerism

Mission Statement

Frederick Community College strives to make service an integral part of students’ education to prepare them to be lifelong learners, responsible community members, and become engaged and productive citizens.  Emphasis is placed on civic engagement and leadership development.  Service helps students to think critically and understand and appreciate the diversity of a global society.

What is Service Learning?

Service learning at Frederick Community College involves students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the community.  Students enrolled in service learning courses perform community service as part of their coursework and receive academic credit.  Students reflect on their experiences through journals, essays, research papers, group discussions or in-class presentations.  Service learning is a requirement in over a dozen courses, as well as an optional component in numerous other disciplines across the curriculum.

Benefits of Service Learning

Events Calendar – Any events related to service learning on campus and in the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Service Opportunities – Any opportunities in the service field such as AmeriCorps.

Community Partners – A list of agencies in the area that FCC works with and offers service learning opportunities.

Service Learning Categories

Clubs/Organizations – Information for clubs and organizations on their service projects.

Contact Information

Brenda Davis
Service Learning Coordinator
Center for Student Engagement
240.629.7898 FAX