of the Los Angeles Harbor College Service Learning Program is to engage
students, faculty, college and agency staffs in an endeavor that combines
organized community service with college coursework.
of Service Learning is to enhance critical thinking and problemsolving
skills, to give greater relevancy to the relationship between classroom
theory and practical application in the real world, and to encourage the
development of collaborations that benefit the community.
to achieve our mission, Learning Network personnel will assist particicpants
in the creation of
"classrooms without walls" by offering student, faculty, community
and college support.
Learning Network Office offers student support:
Registering and providing orientation to students
Coordinating pre-service screening and sevices such as TB tests
Placing students in appropriate agencies
Monitoring student scheduling and participation at age
Awarding and acknowledging participants.
Providing support for service learning courses (student orientations,
Site monitoring and evalutation, mini-grants for incorporating Service
Learning into courses
Sponsoring programs, speakers, and opportunities for professional growth
Assisting in developing service programs which meet the needs of both
the college and the community
Building a partnership between the college and community agencies
Assisting with student placement and evaluation
Identifying new possibilities for programs and employees
Providing mentoring opportunitiees
Furthering the goals of the Harbor College strategic plan
Facilitating teaching, research, program development and student success
Enhancing college partnerships in the community
Preparing students for the workplace and civic life in the 21st century