Service learning seeks to integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. Students Erin Gugino and Megan Malinowski volunteered at Little Portion Friary, a shelter for homeless men and women.
Students at Trocaire who choose to do service learning perform a designated number of hours of service at sites approved by Pam Jablonicky, Coordinator of Service Learning.
Students receive information on the program in their classrooms and are then required to make arrangements with the manager at the site they choose for service. They then complete a service learning contract and return it to the Office in room 302 at the main campus.
Each time students perform service, they request the manager/supervisor to sign off on their hours on their service verification form which they return to room 302 at the end of the semester.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their experience, write a report on their service experience, or share with class members in some other way.
Trocaire College is a member of the Western New York Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC), a collaboration of colleges, universities and community organizations that work together to strengthen campus-community partnerships and promote student engagement in the community.