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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

Jamaica: Spring Break 09


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On March 15, twelve students and one faculty leader departed Orlando, Fl for Montego Bay, Jamaica. The group of thirteen Eckerd College representatives arrived in Kingston, Jamaica to complete a week's worth of service with the Mustard Seed Organization. The Mustard Seed Organization is a group that assists individuals who are suffering from HIV/AIDS and mental and physical handicaps. The work that the group completed ranged from painting houses and buildings to gardening to repairing wheelchairs. However, most of the days were punctuated with visits from the residents, children and adults, who resided in the various facilities of the organization. Commuting daily from their mountain-top hostel, the group completed five days of service.The trip culminated with a trip to Dunn's River Falls and then two nights in Montego Bay.

View photos from Jamaica

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.