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Why service-learning is important?
A national study of Learn and Serve America programs suggests that effective service-learning programs improve grades, increase attendance in school, and develop students' personal and social responsibility. A growing body of research recognizes service-learning as an effective strategy to help students by:
Why is service-learning important to NYIT?
NYIT is committed to not only preparing career oriented professionals but to also developing global citizens who support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. Service-learning is a transformative experiential education program that helps NYIT accomplish these goals.
A growing body of research recognizes the benefits of service-learning as an effective strategy to: improve academic achievement, increase student engagement, improve social behavior, build civic skills, and strengthen community partners.
How is service-learning offered at NYIT?
Service-learning is offered primarily through existing courses and is a partnership among service-learning staff, faculty, students, and community partners. Each member has specific responsibilities to ensure that service-learning goals are met. Read about a successful program which paired NYIT students from the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences with the children of PS241 in Harlem.
To learn more about service-learning, contact Amy Bravo firstname.lastname@example.org.