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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

Autumn Term 2012

The 2012 Into the Streets Autumn Term program created and lead by the Office of Service Learning took place on Friday, August 24th. Into the Streets is the first major service initiative of the academic year and for many students is a rite of passage. The new students discover they are not only members of the Eckerd community,Into the Streets 2012 but participants in the St. Petersburg community and to a greater extent, members of the larger global community that benefits from the time and energy of dedicated civic minded individuals. Many upperclass students recall their Autumn Term Into the Streets experience with great joy and continue to help at their service site throughout their college experience.

Into the Streets dinnerThis year's group of 345 students, staff and faculty ventured Into the Streets to work at 31 various community service agencies in the Tampa Bay area. Students mucked horse stalls at the Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, sorted cans for the hungry at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, planted organic veggies at the Bartlett Park Community Garden, interacted with residents at Westminster Shores Nursing Home and did many other projects. Following their service, students engaged in a discussion about their work and then re-assembled on campus for dinner and to learn about the work of the other projects.

Into the StreetsIf you are interested in finding out more about the organizations that participated in Into the Streets, want to get involved in service, have questions about volunteering or just want to meet some interesting people and make new friends, please contact the Office of Service Learning.

Check out photos from the 2012 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.