Center for Service-Learning Mission & Goal
Established in October 2010, the Center for Service-Learning at the College of Coastal Georgia’s mission is to initiate and support curricular and co-curricular activities that enhance student learning while responding to the critical needs of our community. This mission will be achieved, in part, through the development of effective, collaborative campus/community partnerships of service and learning.
Our motto for students is: “Serve. Learn. Succeed.” We believe that well-designed service-learning experiences help students gain a deeper understanding of course content, develop skills in community leadership, and advance their appreciation of social responsibility, global awareness, and diversity. At the same time, we expect that the community agencies with whom our students serve will equally benefit from their connection to the College.
By anchoring service-learning in the core curriculum, the College of Coastal Georgia is making a long-term commitment to engaged teaching, learning, and community outreach and is affirming its desire to become Georgia's College of Service-Learning. The College’s vision is to provide outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness, and engaged entrepreneurship.
The primary goals of the Center for Service-Learning are to:
- Engage in a sustained effort to cultivate partnerships of mutual benefit between community agencies, faculty, and students.
- Develop student leaders in the field of service-learning.
- Provide training, support, and incentives for faculty interested in the integration of service-learning into teaching, research, and scholarship.
- Assess and evaluate the institution's service-learning program