College Success

Project Info
Instructor: 
Patti Kielpinski
Course Number: 
GenCol 104-211
Most recent project completion date: 
May 21, 2010
Number of Students that participated: 
17
Total number of service hours completed by class: 
170
Community need or issue addressed by the Service-Learning project: 
Poverty (Hunger, Housing, Homelessness, Community and Economic Development, Employment)**
Health (Health/Nutrition) **
Community agency or organization served by the project: 

This class focused on health/nutrition and hunger issues by serving at St. Ben's Food pantry and St. Luke's Hospital blood center.  Through their service, students were able to increase organizational capacity.  Two students were even hired for part-time positions within these organizations.

The Learning Objectives of the project: 
Connect with the larger community by participating in and reflecting on an experiential and community activity
Use information resources and technology by using resources and technology to complete a project
Which of these Service Learning Models was used?: 
Placement Model (Student placed at an agency)
Types of assessment tools used to document and share lessons learned: 
Presentation
Which MATC Core Abilities were met?: 
Communicate Effectively
Collaborate with Others
Demonstrate Responsibility
Utilize Technology
AHA moments – transformational experiences reported, comments, lessons, suggestions for others, etc.: 
Several students stated that they felt "needed" and good about themselves after this experience. Two students were hired for part time positions.