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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-7512


Service Learning

09-10 Annual Report

Students at Eckerd donated nearly 74,000 community service hours to the Tampa Bay community and beyond during this past academic year. Students get involved with service through events organized by the Office of Service-Learning, through student clubs, as a class requirement by their professors or because of personal interest. Community service is a way of life for Eckerd students and is an increasingly important part of the ethos of the college. Some highlights:

  • Total service hours increased from 69,869 in 2008-2009 to 73,645 for 2009-2010.
  • The amount of fundraising by our students this past year increased considerably from $27,643 in year ending 2009 to $53,455 this past year. There is an increasing interest among our students to give to those in need.
  • Our spring break programs increased in participant numbers and we expanded to Africa for the first time by doing a service project among the Berber people in Morocco. We also had projects in South America, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, the US and Florida.
  • There was an increase in co-curricular educational events and reflections on service. Service-Learning hosted numerous ?Justice Dinners? where groups of students would enjoy a simple homemade meal (usually a vat of chili or rice & beans) and then have a discussion about service and social justice issues. These events were quite popular.

2009-2010 Service Learning Annual Report *
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09-10 Annual Report

Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Current Calls to Action

Edible Peace Patch Project
Looking for something fun to do this summer? The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their summer camps! The camps will take place in Brandon, FL, June 21-27, and in Apopka, FL, July 12-18.
Interested? Contact Paula Orandash for more info at (727) 577-1700.
AIDS Walk Tampa Bay 2014
What are you and your friends doing to change the course of HIV in the Tampa Bay Region? By walking, donating or volunteering this year, you will help to provide much needed resouces to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP).
The 12th annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay will be held at Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 6th. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

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.