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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

10-11 Annual Report

Service-Learning was an active part of campus life this past academic year. Total service hours maintained a high level of participation at 72,523 total hours for 2010-2011. That's an average of 40 hours donated per student this past academic year. Other highlights include:

  • The amount of fundraising maintained a high level this past year with our students giving and organizing fundraisers to the amount of $30,474. A portion of this was our community responding to the spring earthquake in Japan but also that students participating in spring break service projects and service during winter terms demonstrated an increased sense that they should also contribute financially to the agencies they serve. There is an increasing interest among our students to give to those in need.
  • Spring break programs increased in participant numbers and we expanded to new locations for service. We had projects in South America, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, the US and Florida—18 projects in all.
  • 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.

Service remains an important part of the Eckerd experience and should only improve with the implementation of our college-wide Quality Enhancement Plan which focuses on reflective service-learning.

2010-2011 Service Learning Annual Report 
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10-11 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.