“Through mission and function, Florida Gulf Coast University takes pride in partnerships forged with the communities it serves. Students are central to these partnerships and are provided opportunities for community involvement through service-learning experiences which combine classroom pedagogy with community action. Service-learning experiences put abstract classroom concepts into concrete form and increase students’ content knowledge and higher order thinking skills, foster civic responsibility, and develop informed citizens who participate in their communities after graduation in personally and professionally relevant ways. Service-learning facilitates an appreciation for the interconnectedness of individuals, the communities in which they live, and the resources required to sustain both (Florida Gulf Coast University).
Below you will find two of my most noteworthy service learning projects I participated in during my undergraduate years at Florida Gulf Coast University, both of which were recognized at the Civic Engagement Fair held the year these projects were completed. Civic Engagement Fair at Florida Gulf Coast University is a fair that recognizes some of the best service learning projects of that academic school year.
- Civic Engagement Project, “Footsteps to the Future:”
- PR Campaign and Capstone Campaign Project: