Community members, students, and educators everywhere are discovering that service-learning offers all its participants a chance to take part in the active education of youth while simultaneously addressing the concerns, needs, and hopes of communities.
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Pierce College has developed many community partnerships that offer students opportunities to partake in local community service activities. These past two years of developing this Service Learning and Volunteer program, we are proud to announce the connection between Communities in Schools of Lakewood and the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus. With this partnership, we will be encouraging college students who are positive role models, to mentor local youth at risk in the Clover Park School District.
Another highlight we are proud of is our partnership with St. Leo Food Connection. The Fort Steilacoom campus has taken on a bi-weekly project to pack bags full of nourishing food for students in the Clover Park School District. These elementary, middle, and high school students rely on their school food programs in order to eat the right amount of food every day. These bags are delivered every Friday to make sure they have meals outside of school.
Our projects have mainly been recognized in the Pierce College newspaper along with a local Lakewood newspaper for participating in "Green the Park." We also were featured on the Communities in Schools National Office website for recruiting college students to mentor local youth at risk in the Clover Park School District. We anticipate much more media coverage for the years to come.