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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

St. Petersburg: Spring Break 07

St. Petersburg

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The St. Pete Service group did lots of service over spring break while enjoying the comfort of their own beds each night! Five day trips had the students working at Academy Prep, Beth-El Mission, Asian Neighborhood Family Center, the Studio@620, and the Woodson African American Museum. Rachel, Mary, Carrie, Laura, Liz, and Jeannie learned about race and immigration issues in the St. Pete area. They enjoyed a variety of dinner choices celebrating the diversity of the organizations where they served, including soul food, Vietnamese, Mexican, and homemade sushi. Students were glad to learn more about the community in which they live.

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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.