Higley Hall Rooms 23-25
|Lyn Robertson, Ph.D.||Director of the Center for Service Learning, email@example.com, (740) 587-6562|
|Susie Kalinoski||Associate Director for Community Service, firstname.lastname@example.org, (740) 586- 6639|
|Michele Doran||Associate Director for School Based Programming, email@example.com, (740) 587-8557|
|Elizabeth Mayberry||Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org (740) 587-6474|
The Director and Associate Directors of the Center for Service Learning support faculty and students in incorporating community service into their coursework and maintain a network of community partners committed to working with Denison students who wish to volunteer their time.
Curricular Service-Learning Courses include hands-on service in the community and use that work as "texts" for study, intentional reflection, reading, writing, and classroom discussion related to the course content experienced on campus. As examples, in recent semesters, classes from across the Denison curriculum have assisted community agencies in conducting assessments designed to further their work, mentored students in an alternative school and helped organize their learning, conducted a middle school-based program for girls, and prepared and presented information to assist people of all ages with keeping their brains healthy and active. Of particular importance are the reciprocal relationships students cultivate and experience during such service with community partners.
The Denison Community Association (DCA) is open to all Denison students who want to engage in significant service in the community apart from their coursework. Students organize themselves to assist with community needs in Licking County. DCA is comprised of more than twenty student committees that enter into relationships with people of different ages, abilities, socio-economic settings, and life situations. The participation of almost one third of the student body contributes to a campus culture encouraging self-discovery through service, leading many to active engagement with the central issues of our time and lifelong civic commitment. Susie Kalinoski is the coordinator of DCA and acts as a service resource for other campus organizations.
America Reads is a federal work-study program in which students work individually with young children in elementary schools in Licking County to assist them in learning to read and write. Michele Doran is the coordinator of America Reads.
For more information, go to John W. Alford Center for Service Learning.