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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

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Service Learning

Service Through the Years

Students have done incredible work over the years and here is where you can see some of it. This is not a complete list, but will give you a sense of the type and amount of work that has been done. Click on a year below to see a highlight of the service from that year.





Fall Term 2010
Winter & Spring Term 2010
Autumn & Fall Term 2009

Spring Break Service '10 to Argentina, Costa Rica, Washington DC, Guatemala, Honduras, Immokalee, Northern Ireland, Kentucky, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and elsewhere.


Spring Term 2009
Winter Term 2009
Fall Term 2008

Spring Break Service '09 to Panama, New Orleans, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Miami, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Ecuador, Peru, Louisiana, Jamaica, Berlin, the Bahamas and elsewhere.


Autumn Term 2008
Fall Term 2007
Autumn Term 2007

Spring Break Service '08 to Alaska, Arizona, Costa Rica, Honduras, Immokalee FL, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Ukiah, Ukraine, Virgina and St. Petersburg


Service-Learning received a second AmeriCorps VISTA grant allowing for an Environmental Service Intern.
Get out and get Active
Into the Streets
Explore St. Pete
AIDS Walk and Rock AIDS
Myakka Camping
Students Coalition for Justice Dorm Cleaning
Monofilament Clean-up
Habitat for Humanity
Palmetto Head Start
Jamaican PC Toy Drive
Habitat for Humanity
Asian Neighborhood Family Center
Migrant Outreach Festival
Mark a Drain
Community Plunge
Puerto Rico
Immokalee Service Day
Creative Clay

Spring Break Service '07 to Iceland, Ecuador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Mexico/Arizona, Mexico Yucatan, Appalachian Kentucky, Mississippi, St. Petersburg


Into the Streets
Habitat for Humanity
Happy Workers
Koreshan State Park
Community Plunge
Myakka River Clean up
Island Clean up
Global Night Commute

Spring Break Service '06 to Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Los Angeles, Asheville, NC, Georgia, and New Orleans


Service-Learning received an AmeriCorps VISTA grant for a Service-Learning Intern.

Spring Break Service '05 to Venezuela, Utah, Seattle, San Juan Puerto Rico, Florida Keys, and New Orleans


Into the Streets, 160
Ft. Desoto Environmental service
Weedon Island
GardenCrest PC Lock-out
Egmont Key Clean up
ACI formed
Immokalee Presentation
Burmese Refugee Presentation
Refugee service day
Free Clinic Hunger Banquet
Community Plunge, 60
Cuba Humanitarian Service
Crop Walk
Men Against Rape
Free Burma Coalition Speaker
Kiddie Olympics
Undie 500, underwear collection drive
Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, summer service

Spring Break Service '04 - The first international alternative spring break was offered to Panama, in addition to domestic trip to Juno Beach Florida, Washington  DC, and Immokalee Florida


Into the Streets, 120
Servant Leadership Conference
SMC day at Happy Workers
Egmont Key Service Day
Arts in the Community
Habitat for Humanity
Asian Neighborhood Family Center
Habitat for Humanity
College Harbor Service Day
Immokalee Day
PARC Paint Day Crop Walk
Men Against Rape
Community Plunge, 55
Hunger Banquet
Anti-Iraq War group formed
Environmental Service Day

Spring Break Service '03 to Alaska, San Francisco, and Immokalee, Florida


Into the Streets
Habitat for Humanity
RA community service day
Cayo Costa State Park overnight service
Kids on Campus
Faculty Brown Bag Lunch
Myakka River state Park overnight
EC Outreach Toy Drive
Community Plunge
Men Against Rape
Coastal Cleanup

Spring Break Service '02 to Chicago, Savannah, and Miami


Brian MacHarg was hired as the Service-Learning Director
Student Run Recycling Program starts
The first alternative spring break was offered to Immokalee for the kick off of Spring Break Service '01


Eckerd students go Into The Streets for the first time.

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.