Contemporary American Society

Project Info
Steve Watrous
Course Number: 
Social Science 197-208
Most recent project completion date: 
May 21, 2010
Number of Students that participated: 
Total number of service hours completed by class: 
Community need or issue addressed by the Service-Learning project: 
Poverty (Hunger, Housing, Homelessness, Community and Economic Development, Employment)**
Other, Please describe:
AODA Support Group
Community agency or organization served by the project: 

Two sociology students chose a service-learning option in this course and were placed at UMOS food pantry and an ex-offender support group called Project Return.  Students assisted with these programs to enhance their understanding of societal disparities as well as increase capacity at the organizations.

The Learning Objectives of the project: 
Critical thinking
Civic responsibility (being a good citizen)
Which of these Service Learning Models was used?: 
Placement Model (Student placed at an agency)
Co-facilitate groups
Types of assessment tools used to document and share lessons learned: 
Class discussion
Which MATC Core Abilities were met?: 
Communicate Effectively
Collaborate with Others
Respect Diversity
Demonstrate Responsibility
Think Critically
Embrace Change
AHA moments – transformational experiences reported, comments, lessons, suggestions for others, etc.: 
Students mentioned sitting in groups can be a great experience with different races; talking about what's going with their personal issues. Supporting each other in the group with diversity as a tool to combat racism gives each person to express themselves to each other without being afraid of being a shame.