Did you know that the Office of Curriculum Initiatives schedules consultations with community partners? Click the image below to arrange a visit with one of our staff members.schedule

 
Service Learning
Service Learning
Service Learning

 

Service Learning

Community

Gilmore Eshma

From left: John Gilmore (GKTW) and Eshma Harry (City Year Orlando)

Valencia recognizes its role in providing service to the community. Collaboration between Valencia and community organizations strengthens our community by meeting needs in creative ways.

Benefits of Service Learning for the Community:

Through service learning, community agencies will

  • Provide increased direct aid, human interaction, and personal empowerment to people in need.
  • Develop short and long term solutions to pressing community needs
  • Gain the opportunity to participate in an educational partnership.
  • Enhances the relationships with the college
  • Increase positive exposure in the community

Download our Agency Listing of Community Partners

Are you a community partner in the Orlando vacinity and not listed on our Agency Listing? If so, please contact the Office of Curriculum Initiatives at layalacamacho@valenciacollege.edu

Memo of Understanding

The Memo of Understanding is a legal binding document that must be signed be each community partner before the student(s) begin their service project. The completed form should be sent to the Office of Curriculum Initiatives where it will be kept on file for three consecutive years.

Attention: The Office of Curriculum Initiatives

Address: 1768 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835

Community parnters can also scan and e-mail the signed form to the layalacamacho@valenciacollege.edu.

Project Scopes:

The Project Scope Form provides a framework for service projects intended for students enrolled in SLS2940 or SLS2940 (H). The form can be downloaded using the link below and should be completed by the organization where the project will take place. If you have questions about the form, please contact Leila Ayala Camacho at layalacamacho@valenciacollege.edu.

Steps for community partners:

  1. Download the form here (you may need to save the form to your desktop before editing)
  2. Complete the form and save it to your desktop
  3. E-mail the completed form to the Office of Curriclum Initiatives, Attn. Leila Ayala Camacho, at layalacamacho@valenciacollege.edu
  4. Approved forms will be available on the Service Learning webpage

Course Curriculum:

Students completing SLS2940 or SLS2940H are required to complete the assignments below to fullfill the course requirements.

SLS2940 & SLS2940H Course Materials

  1. Course Syllabus
  2. Detailed Course Schedule
  3. Listing of Community Partners
  4. Agency Agreement Form
  5. Attendance Sheet
  6. Goal Setting
  7. Pre-Service Assignment
  8. Post-Service Assignment
  9. Journal Assignments and,
  10. Agency Evaluation
 

The Service Learning Advisory Board is comprised of college-wide and campus administration, faculty, staff, students, and community partners. The board convienes once a semester to discuss the progress and plans for the strategic goals. The Advisory Board is coordinated through the Office of Curriculum Initiatives.

Strategic Goals

  1. Goal 1 | Curricular Review and Enhancement
  2. Goal 2 | Increase Student Involvement in SLS2940 and SLS2940H Courses
  3. Goal 3 | Increase the Number of Courses that Incorporate Service Learning
  4. Goal 4 | Expand College and Community Partnerships
  5. Goal 5 | Recognize and Celebrate Service Learning Participants
  6. Goal 6 | Increase Funding for Service Learning
  7. Goal 7 | Establish a Process Between the Director of Curriculum Initiatives and the campus administration for Schedulijng Service Learning Sections and Data Collection

Past Advisory Board Agenda & Minutes

 
 

Service Learning is coordinated through the Office of Curriculum Initiatives. For more information, please contact our office at:

Robyn Brighton

Robyn Brighton
Director, Curriculum Initiatives
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407-582-3895