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“Service-learning is so helpful and is not a situation that requires us to go out of our way to get a minimal outcome - quite the opposite, we have received so much benefit.”
—Magdalena Ridley, LandPaths

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Impact of Service-learning on Agencies

According to the 2009 APG Consulting study Non-Profit Partners' Perceptions: SSU's Center for Community Engagement, SSU students and community partners each gain 50% in the service-learning partnership.

National research shows that community organizations report that service-learning:

  • Increases their satisfaction with student volunteerism
  • Provides useful service to communities
  • Enhances University relations
  • Provides access to university resources
  • Provides positive relationship opportunities with the university
  • Builds awareness of community issues, agencies and constituents
  • Provides opportunities to contribute to the educational process
  • Provides affordable access to professional development
  • Provides short- and long-term solutions to pressing community needs
  • Provides opportunities to have an impact on student cultural understanding by providing community voice

References available in the CCE Resource Library.Opens in new tab.Please contact us to arrange for a viewing.

Eyler, Janet, Dwight Giles, Christine M. Stenson and Charlene J. Gray (2001). At A Glance: What We Know about the Effects of Service-Learning on College Students, Faculty, Institutions, and Communities, 1993-2000, Third Edition.Opens in new tab.Nashville: Vanderbilt University.

Fleischauer, J.P. & Fleischauer, J.F. (1994). College credit for community service: A “win-win” situation. Journal of Experiential Education, 17 (3), 41-44.Opens in new tab.

Kendall, J. C. and Associates (1990). Combining service and learning: A resource book for community and public service, volume 1. Raleigh, NC: National Society for Experiential Education.Opens in new tab.

Hollander, Elizabeth, John Saltmarsh, and Edward Zlotkowski (2002). “Indicators of Engagement,” in Simon, L.A., Kenny, M., Brabeck, K., & Lerner, R.M., eds. Learning to Serve: Promoting Civil Society Through Service-Learning. Norwell. MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.Opens in new tab.