" I have transformed as an individual and have found my place in the world. I want to tell everyone that if they have the time and the opportunity to take a service learning class, they should do it." --Gavilan student
Service learning is a way of teaching that gives students opportunities to relate what they learn in class to the "real world" by doing meaningful work at a local agency. It allows students, faculty, and community organizations to work together to everyone's benefit. Classes are enriched and made immediate when students apply what they are learning at non-profits in their own communities. Faculty are challenged to evolve in their teaching. And social service agencies benefit when students come in to do projects, bringing fresh energy perspectives to their work. It's a win-win-win.