Handbook for community partners new to service-learning

Posted by on October 10, 2003

[posted from National Service-Learning listserv]

Subject: Handbook for community partners new to service-learning

Dear SL colleagues,

Announcing a handbook for community partners new to service-learning partnerships with colleges and universities

Meeting of Minds: A Handbook for Community-Campus Engagement

Authored by CCPH Fellow Nola Freeman, Activity Coordinator at the Pike Market Senior Center in Seattle, this handbook focuses on that form of community-campus partnering called service-learning. It is hoped that this guide will be helpful to community organizations, agencies or schools, and by associations of these groups, who are new to service-learning. It is also hoped that this guide will aid members of the higher education community who are working with community partners, either for the first time, or who have ongoing relationships with the nearby community. This guide is offered primarily for higher education partnerships, but can be useful to the community partners who work with K-12 schools. The definitions and principles of good service-learning apply to all service-learning projects and partnerships.

Nola Freeman is a community-based leader who has worked for over thirty-five years in the field of aging: in nursing, in education programs, and in volunteer management. She brings a passion for, and a belief in, service-learning to her work with the Pike Market Senior Center. Ms. Freeman has over ten years of experience with service-learning partnerships and was recognized in 1995 with the University of Washington Edward E. Carlson Campus-Community Partnership Award.

Read more about Nola and download the Handbook at: http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph/2002fellows-freeman.html

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