NPACE: Service Learning That Enhances Civic and Community Health

Christopher Jon McCollough, Danna M Gibson


John Dewey called for direct experience in the field to provide an education that cultivates well-rounded citizens. Service learning enhances community problem-solving and builds stronger town-gown relationships. This paper is a report on one university’s application of the service-learning model in the development of a community outreach center and a preliminary report on its contributions to the students’, university’s, and community’s civic health, respectively.


Community Outreach; Experiential Learning; High-Impact Learning; Partnership Cultivation; University Mission

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