Many non-profit organizations, schools, and other community members are working hard to make service learning programs successful in Hawaii and across the United States. We've collected some links to other sites to help you find more information on service learning projects and how these efforts benefit students and the community.
Please note that the Service Learning Program doesn't control these sites, and is providing these links for your convenience only. Therefore, we don't necessarily endorse their contents.
Kapi‘olani Community College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program
Education through Integration
By involving students in field experiences, community service, and research, students gain valuable lasting knowledge and hands-on skills, and develop a greater willingness to think critically about scientific problems and solutions. The TCUP-STEM content pathways will serve as the focal point of faculty-student interactions across the STEM pipeline. Recently completed General Education reform frees up credits that can be constructed into A.S. degrees in Life Science and Physical Science. These degrees, when articulated, will expedite BS degree completion. Visit the website at http://stem.kcc.hawaii.edu/
Yvonne Tam at CCNCCE, speak about integrated service learning (May 26th-28th)
"Guam Community College Assistant Professor of Marketing Yvonne Tam has been invited to present her paper, "How to Make a Difference in the Community” at the 19th annual conference with the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE)"... click to read more.
Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. If these words are in your vocabulary--community service, membership development, auxiliary, community organizing, service-learning, lay ministry, pro bono work, supporter, friends group, political activist, service club-- we can help!! Founded in 1977, Energize has assisted organizations of all types with their volunteer efforts--whether they are health and human service organizations, cultural arts groups, professional associations, or schools. Visit the website at http://www.energizeinc.com/
SERVICE-LEARNING STUDENT'S GUIDE & JOURNAL
HIGHER EDUCATION EDITION
Helping You Effectively And Efficiently Institute High Quality Service-Learning
The "Service-Learning Student's Guide & Journal-Higher Education Edition" will help your students organize their Service-Learning project and help them acquire the specific knowledge and skills they need to become civically engaged, productive, and fulfilled citizens. In addition, this new Service-Learning resource will assist you in documenting and assessing your Service-Learning program.
This book will help your students research, evaluate the source of, and find solutions for problems such as poverty, illiteracy, environmental destruction, disease, crime, teenage antisocial behavior, and civic apathy, on the local, national, and international levels.
The purpose of the Service-Learning Guide & Journal-Higher Education Edition is to:
- Make it easy for the instructor to establish and implement Service-Learning
- Make Service-Learning a meaningful, educational, and character-building experience for students
- Provide students with the opportunity to document and evaluate the success of their Service-Learning projects
- Help students work together to make real and sustainable changes in their communities, the nation, and the world
- Help students combine academic learning with service to their communities
The Service-Learning Guide & Journal-Higher Education Edition provides a definition of Service-Learning, presents the history of the concept, and describes key components of a Service-Learning project. Other topics include:
- Creating a Better Future
- How to Develop a Service-Learning Project
- Commitment to the Service-Learning Project
- Researching the Problem
- Solving Problems at Their Source
- Plan of Action
- Examples of Service-Learning Projects
- Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
This new resource also includes forms that make it easy for students to record and monitor weekly progress, to evaluate what activities were undertaken and how successful they were, to reflect on what they learned while carrying out their Service-Learning project, and space for instructor's comments and evaluation. In addition, there is a list of useful contacts and Service-Learning Websites.
The Service-Learning Guide & Journal-Higher Education Edition is used at colleges and universities across the United States, including: Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University, California State University, Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University, Purdue University, Howard University, Ball State University, South Carolina State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Chestnut Hill College, Johnson Smith University, Midlands Technical College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Columbus State Community College, Kauai Community College, Texas Christian University, Virginia Tech, and American University.
You may view sample pages of the book at: http://www.servicelearn.com
- College Connections Hawaii is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for the Test Preparation department. As an educational charity, we're looking for a person who is committed to improving educational opportunities for the people of Hawaii. Cover letters and resumes may be submitted online. All questions regarding the position can be directed to Cerell Rivera, CCH Test Prep Director, at
- The Hawaii chapter of Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders (SHINE) pairs student tutors with immigrants to assist them in passing U.S. naturalization exams and learning basic English skills.
- Hawaii Literacy helps adults learn literacy skills to enable them to succeed in life.
- The Network of Volunteer Leaders encourages professional development and mutual support between the leaders of Hawaii's volunteer community.
- Waikiki Friendly Neighbors - Assisting Senior Citizens of Waikiki to live independently. Volunteers help seniors with reading mail and letter writing, shopping and medical escort, light housework, socialization and companionship, medical assistance, phone call reassurance, caregiver respite, and referrals to addition services and agencies. For more information please call 926-8032.
SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAMS
- Campus Compact is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting service learning and civic involvement in institutions of higher learning.
- Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact (HIPICC) is the Hawaii chapter of Campus Compact, comprising 17 universities and colleges in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific.
- Campus Compact maintains a list of all state offices across the country.
- The Western Region Campus Compact Consortium is a coalition of the California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington state Campus Compact offices.
- The Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award is awarded to five undergraduate students at Campus Compact member colleges and universities. The award recognizes students who strive to improve community issues and needs.
- The Frank Newman Leadership Award is awarded to students with financial needs who have shown leadership potential through community service.
- The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve, and other service programs.
- The National Service Learning Clearinghouse provides materials and references to assist participants in Learn and Serve America with their projects.
- Based in Washington, D.C., Points of Light Foundation assists in the establishment of local volunteer centers to help promote and organize community service.
- The President's Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals, families, and organizations with a consistent history of serving their communities.
- The National Service Learning Exchange provides free and fee-based services to answer questions about service learning.
- The Institute for Community Research works with the community to understand society's problems and propose effective solutions.
- The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
- The Office of International Education (OIE) supports international education efforts for students and faculty throughout the ten campuses of the University of Hawai`i. We oversee the University`s international agreements and exchanges with partner institutions. Through these exchange programs with universities around the world, the University of Hawai`i is able to offer students and faculty opportunities for overseas study, teaching, and research in a diversity of fields. OIE also serves as a resource for individuals seeking information and support for international events or programs.
Asia Pacific Conference
Supporting Schools is Easy
- Supporting schools is easy is a program that is on the island that works with kids grades K-12. Some of their goals that they work on is improving the schools and making a difference, offering the community a volunteer opportunity, the benefits of helping and giving back to others, potential tax write offs,and much more. If you are interested go to: helphawaiischools.com thank you for your help in supporting the children of our island.
What are other colleges doing to fund K-12 learning?