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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

Kentucky: Spring Break 07


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This past March ten student went to Mt. Vernon, Kentucky for six days. As an environmental service trip, students volunteered with Appalachian Science in Public Interest (ASPI). ASPI in an environmental advocacy and service group that fights for environmental justice through out Eastern Kentucky. Due to the poverty in Appalachia, often times environmental deprivation is a huge issue. Eckerd Students participated in nature clean ups, local organic farming, global warming seminars, and service learning projects including coal mining conflicts of Hazard, KY, as well as sustainable living projects of Berea College.

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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.