Service-Learning combines service to the community with academic objectives to equally benefit the community and the student. Students participate in projects that meet community needs and that involve self-reflection, self-discovery, and the acquisition of values, skills, and content knowledge.
Over the years there has been a lot of research on the long-term benefits of service-learning, but we want to hear from you as well. Thank you for taking this survey to help us know how KCC students were impacted by service in their life and/or service from their KCC experience.
Click this link to complete the survey! THANK YOU!
Benefits for Students
- Bridges classroom learning with real-life applications
- Increases student self-confidence and self-esteem
- Increases awareness of societal challenges and resources
- Broadens perspectives of diversity issues
- Credit transfers to many four year institutions*
- Encourages civic responsibility through active community involvement
- Develops career skills and interests
Benefits for the Community
- Provides positive, meaningful ways to meet community needs
- Broadens the community awareness of college programs and initiatives
- Allows working professionals to develop relationships with potential employees
- Strengthens community partnerships
- Encourages ownership of community and increases citizenship
Benefits for Faculty and the College
- Builds rich and active learning experiences in each academic content area
- Increases college staff awareness of potential community resources
- Improves student retention and satisfaction
- Supports the college mission and achievement of accreditation standards of quality
- Deepens connection to local community
*Students should talk to their potential four year institution about requirements and transferable credits.