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This project brief provides a summary of the Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning project, supported by the Corporation for National Service and administered by the American Association of Community Colleges. The project was developed to increase the number, quality, and sustainability of service learning programs in community colleges. It features model programs, national data collection, and an information clearinghouse. The project also provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance through workshops, mentoring, presentations, publications, a Web site, and a consultant referral service. The key campus activities include: community assets/needs assessment, college/community partnerships, longitudinal evaluation study, service learning offices, faculty development, curricular integration, critical reflection, student leadership, civic education, community outreach, and program sustainability. Ten model programs are summarized: (1) Teaching and Learning Consortium (Century Community and Technical College, MN); (2) Learning and Serving Education & Reflection (Gadsen State Community College, AL); (3) Occupational Service Learning (Iowa Western Community College); (4) Broadening Horizons in Northwest Arkansas (Northwest Arkansas Community College); (5) Seeing through New Eyes (Nunez Community College, LA); (6) A Collaborative Approach to Service Learning (Oakton Community College, IL); (7) Service Learning and Global Studies (Richland College, TX); (8) Young Speakers Bureau (Skagit Valley College, WA); (9) Southwestern Service Learning Center (Southwestern College, CA); and (10) Horizons Project (University College, OH). (Contains 25 references.) (RDG)

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Program Development, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Volunteers, Two Year Colleges

Autor: Robinson, Gail


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