What is Service Learning?

Service learning is a teaching and learning practice that combines positive and meaningful community service with academic coursework to reinforce classroom concepts, promote civic responsibility, and meet the needs of the community. Haywood Community College strives to foster the campus-community relationship, and welcomes the opportunity to incorporate service learning projects into academic courses. Some courses incorporate group service learning projects, others encourage students to search for their own connection to the community, and serve at a location of their choice.

The Work-Based Learning Office welcomes suggestions for service learning projects. If you or your organization is in need, and you think the College can help, please email  jhilbert@haywood.edu or call 828.627.3613.