Interested in getting your students involved in Service Learning next semester, but not sure where to start? Check out the Delgado Service Learning website for a full list of community partner requests. Click on the tab that says “Community Partner Profiles”. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about any of our community partnerships or for training opportunities.
This year’s Community Service Fair, held on November 14 hosted 24 of New Orleans’ most innovative community agencies at Delgado’s City Park Campus. At the annual event, representatives shared diverse opportunities for community involvement with students and faculty. For a full list of community agencies that attended, please visit our website.
To learn about events that are happening in the spring semester, check out our facebook page, Delgado Service Learning!
Each semester presents new challenges in the community that can be addressed by college faculty and students through Service Learning. In this Newsletter, we present just a few the great projects that took place this fall.
BIOL 210(E. Burns) with Morris Jeff Community School
Students in Erica Burns’ Microbiology course had the unique opportunity to lead “science day” activities with pre-K through 4th graders at Morris Jeff Community School. On one visit, Delgado students taught kindergarteners about good and bad bacteria by looking at bacterial culture samples and other examples under microscopes
Care and Development of Young Children worked with the 3 and 4 year old classes at the Joey Georgusis Center for Children to create a butterfly garden and related educational activities.BUSG 178 (J. Guess) with Various Agencies
John Guess’ Business Communication students put their skills into practice by creating brochures for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Food Drive for Little Bethel Baptist Church.INTD 201 (E. Sanders) with Jefferson Parish SCPA
In what we hope will be a long-term partnership with the Jefferson Parish City Government, the students in Interior Design III led by Erin Sanders developed design plans for each lobby of the East and West bank SPCAs. The plans were presented to the Assistant Director to the parish president and JSCPA representative.
PAST (J. Petrie) with Joey Georgusis Center for Children
The four-year-olds at the Joey Georgusis Center for Children got to see how some of their favorite holiday treats are made when they stopped by the Culinary program kitchen where Pastry Arts students gave candy apple and cupcake decorating demonstrations.
Melanie Deffendall’s Sociology students took on the issue of voter turnout. Students hosted a voter registration drive followed by a Get Out the Vote campaign at Delgado’s City Park Campus which included designing T-Shirts and holding a mock-election.
SOCI 250 (M. Deffendall) with Hispanic Apostolate
Cultural Diversity students collected food and baby supplies for the Hispanic Apostolate which provides services and support to families in the community. Students were asked to consider how the act of collecting donations and their new knowledge of the organization related to sociological topics discussed in class.HORT (R. Gillen) with Akili Academy
Students designed an edible teaching garden at Akili Academy where students can learn how to grow their own vegetables and care for plantlife.
PSYC 225 (S. Ray) with Martin Behrman Charter
In this ongoing partnership with Martin Behrman Charter School, students in Sadhana Ray’s Child Psychology course tutor elementary school age youth while observing behavior and applications of child development theories.VISC 234 (T. Walley) with Roots of Music
Students created CD designs(case and booklet) for the Roots of Music, a daily afterschool program that teaches youth how to play instruments and perform annually in a marching band.
The Community Care Initiative (CCI) is federal-grant funded program that works with Allied Health and Nursing instructors to restructure clinical rotations in order to serve low-income and uninsured populations.
RATH (R. Wegener) with Delgado
Students organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Day and participated in the Great American Smoke Out to inform vulnerable populations on the health impacts of smoking.
*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Value of Volunteer Time in 2011 of $21.79/ volunteer hour. www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time