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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

Dominican Republic: Spring Break 11

Dominican Republic

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When we arrived to Santo Domingo we were greeted by our bus company, Tropical Tours, who shuttled us around La Romana for the rest of our stay. We checked into our hotel, where we had five rooms (one for the boys and four for the girls), located in the center of La Romana. Breakfast and dinner were provided by the hotel and lunch was provided by Hogar del Nino, the day care center where we worked Monday-Friday.

At the Hogar, we stenciled, painted, and decorated five classrooms, fed and stimulated infants, and practiced English with adolescents. The Hogar educated and medically treated children (with ages ranging from infants to 18 yrs) of single mothers. There were four females college graduates working at the Hogar who were very helpful in providing activities and helping our group make the most of our DR experience.

On the last day of our trip, we went on a cruise where we snorkeled and spent the day on Catalina Island. It was a great way to relax after a long week.

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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.