All majors engage in service learning in the required CCS 3710 course. In this class, students work with local organizations and organize an event for and with those organizations.
The exact project differs every year, but past projects and community partners have included:
- Generation Justice: A one-day conference on social justice for high-school students (pictured above). Community partners included BG City Schools, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.
- Toss the Tiara: An alternative dress-up day for ages 3-6.
- Seeing Difference Project: a photo journaling project for high school students. Community partners included Lucas County and Wood County Libraries, and the YWCA.
- Community Cooking Classes. Community partners included BG Brown Bag Project.
Organizing these events allow students to learn about project management, marketing, leadership, volunteer coordinating, and much more. These are particularly important skills since so many of our graduates go on to work in the nonprofit sector.
It is strongly encouraged, but not required, for students to take CCS 3710 before they enroll in an optional internship in the School.
Other classes in the School also frequently involve service learning projects. For example, Women and Interpersonal Violence (WS 3350) frequently partners with the Cocoon Shelter or similar organizations. And, Race and Urban Housing (ETHN 4350) often partners with the Toledo Fair Housing Center.
Updated: 10/24/2023 09:39AM