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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

Into the Streets: 05

Into the Streets

Read Into the Streets project descriptions | Read letter from Norm Smith, Director of CALA | View photos from Into the Streets

Operating under the motto, "Try it for a day, you may love it for a lifetime," Into the Streets is a one day volunteer opportunity that combines service with education and reflection, encouraging continued student involvement in service throughout the year. There are four goals this event hopes to attain. 1) To encourage students to volunteer on a consistent basis 2) To help familiarize students with their surrounding St. Pete community 3) For students to begin to understand and question the nature of poverty, homelessness, environmental degradation, and other such problems 4) To have fun! All of the goals appeared to have been met and surpassed, with many students eager to learn about other opportunities for involvement. Some students were even interested in leading monthly trips to the organizations they had volunteered with.

This year was a record breaking year for Into the Streets with over 300 Eckerd students participating at 19 different work sites. This was a 50% increase from previous years! Some of the sites included Salvation Army, Academy Prep, Bay Point Middle, Ronald McDonald House, St. Pete Free Clinic, Pinellas Association of Retarded Children, and Boyd Hill Nature Park. Below is a more comprehensive description of each site and the work that volunteers accomplished.

Read Into the Streets project descriptions | Read letter from Norm Smith, Director of CALA | View photos from Into the Streets

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.