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Service and Learning

Last year, I wrote about the service and learning class over at the University of Mary Washington’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The course teaches leadership by having students tackle nonprofit work–and provide the kind of leadership and innovation agencies often need. The courses remain popular. And this past semester’s group took on some interesting projects.

Christine Neuberger, spokesperson for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, sent me this description. Check out links below for the class project PDFs:

As part of a service-learning course this spring, a classroom of UMW students strived to help the greater Fredericksburg community by serving three local organizations and their clients. The class of 15 mostly undergraduate students divided into three teams, with each group focusing its efforts on one of these three nonprofit organizations: Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, Imani Multicultural Center and Micah Ecumenical Ministries.

The Leadership, Innovation and Creativity course culminated last month with the student teams’ presentations about their accomplishments, impact and lessons learned. The class was taught for the third time by Dr. Suzanne C. de Janasz, associate professor of leadership and management, at the UMW College of Graduate and Professional Studies in Stafford. 

Imani Multicultural Center project

Micah Ministries Project

Food Bank Project