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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service Learning

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Service Learning

Service Learning

The Benefits of Doing Service

For Individuals

  • Have fun!
  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Learn more about yourself
  • Build valuable leadership skills
  • Gain marketable “real life” experience
  • Think about the important things in life
  • Explore career/major options
  • Get connected to the community

For Student Groups

  • Learn teambuilding skills
  • Become more active
  • Increase membership
  • Enhance overall morale
  • Find a new sense of purpose
  • Gain public recognition

For Eckerd Classes

  • Learn through hands-on work in a community service environment
  • Make meaning of academic theory and retain more relevant information
  • Learn about the complexities of social injustices and systematic problems
  • Learn about the importance of civic responsibility and active citizenship
  • Consider the role of faith in service
  • Be more engaged in the course

Notes from the Field

Servant Leaders blog
Service-Learning Interns blog
The service-learning student interns are increasing service involvement at Eckerd, becoming successful service leaders and helping students create a community around the values and challenges of servant-leadership.

Service Learning Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Read individual profiles of how involvement with Eckerd Service Learning changed the lives of current students and alumni.  Learn more.