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Ronald Porter
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

Habitat for Humanity: 2005

Habitat for Humanity

View photos from Habitat for Humanity

Around 20 students participated in the Habitat for Humanity build on September 10th organized by the Service-Learning Office. Students made the short drive across the Skyway Bridge to connect with the Manatee chapter of Habitat in Palmetto, Florida. Students and staff spent the morning putting shingles on the roofs of two houses and also dug out ground in preparation for pouring sidewalk concrete.

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian-based non-profit that seeks to help low-income families attain home ownership. The agency was founded by Millard Fuller and supported strongly by former President Jimmy Carter.

Following the Habitat service day, sophomore Ben Bryant re-established a working student group devoted to regular Habitat for Humanity builds. Working in cooperation with the Eckerd College Homeless Outreach, Ben has been successful in recruiting students to volunteer each weekend.

View photos from Habitat for Humanity

Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Calls for Participation

Academy Prep

Volunteer with Academy Prep

Academy Prep is a unique private middle school program serving 5th through 8th grade students in a low-income area. Students must qualify for need-based scholarships to attend and must have a desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. Academy Prep works with students to prepare them for higher education, maintaining relationships with graduates through high school, college, and into their adult lives.

YMCA Reads

Volunteer Mentors Needed

YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program providing opportunities for at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school.

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.