What is Service Learning?
Service learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates meaningful community service with classroom instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, promote growth in compassion and critical thinking skills, foster civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Through structured reflection activities, students are given the opportunity to understand what was learned and experienced, and how the community was benefited.
Service learning is a direct expression of the Trocaire mission and an integral component of the curriculum, offering immediate opportunities to apply classroom learning to support or enhance the work of local agencies to affect positive change in the community. Courses that integrate service learning equip students with the knowledge and experience necessary to transform them into future leaders and socially-conscious citizens.
What is a Community Partner?
A community partner is a co-educator who collaborates with faculty and the Coordinator of Service Learning to provide high-quality service learning experiences and/or projects that are mutually beneficial. The intention of service learning is to meet a community need. The most effective service learning experiences include on-site training, orientation, and supervision for students who serve your organization.
Interested in Becoming a Community Partner with Trocaire College?
The Office of Service Learning serves to create, maintain, and sustain partnerships with our local and regional community. We look forward to partnering with you to enhance the learning experience of Trocaire students. To initiate a partnership with Trocaire, please contact Pam Jablonicky, Coordinator of Service Learning, at 716-827-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org