The Service-Learning Center equips Calvin University students, staff, and faculty to learn reflectively, serve lovingly, and engage wholeheartedly with our neighbors in the pursuit of justice, vibrancy, and shalom in Grand Rapids and the world.
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Service-Learning Facts and Stats
total amount of service-learning hours logged by Calvin students in a year
total active agency partners
international service-learning placements
total number of faculty offering academically-based service-learning
Integrate your studies, gifts, and passions with service through your classes, your residence hall, or your own initiative. Become well acquainted with service-learning and how it applies to the needs and strengths of Calvin’s surrounding communities.
Current service-learning opportunities. Check out our database if you're searching for something in particular.
The Service-Learning Center helps connect Calvin University students with local organizations to assist in serving community needs while enhancing the learning experience of students.
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Opportunities to serve and learn with your organization can appear in our online database that is updated weekly
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Service-Learning Information & Context
Check out our publications section to learn more about how and why we do what we do.
You can participate in service-learning by modeling life-long service as a mentor in our various programs and integrating a service-learning experience into your class style.
You may have left Calvin, but you will never stop serving and learning. The S-LC can be an ongoing resource for you in this life-long project and you can be a resource for us. Stay involved with the S-LC as an alumni partner.
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