Through academic and co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement, MC’s Service-Learning Program engages students, faculty, and community organizations in meaningful, collaborative, and mutually beneficial projects.
Service-learning offers opportunities in and out of the classroom for students to meet new people, learn new skills, and make a difference for a day, week, or semester at a time.
This academic year alone, the program will support more than 2,000 students. This fall, students are serving in classes like Advanced Digital Media, where they are creating videos for local nonprofit clients and local and state governments, and hosting voter registration drives; and Child Psychology, where they are supporting Head Start students—young children in a federally funded early childhood education and nutrition program—at nearby College Gardens Elementary School.
MC volunteers will support major initiatives like the joint Montgomery County-City of Gaithersburg Homeless Resource Day, the county’s World of Montgomery Festival, and President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.
Students will also implement their own community service ideas through student clubs like the Student Construction Association, which has a strong connection to the National Building Museum.
Photos courtesy of Nik Sushka.