Community-Based Service-Learning is a new Fisher initiative that provides students with the opportunity to solve community problems.
Service projects are embedded in academic courses, can be found in multiple disciplines, and are available to all students.
- Service-Learning Brochure [pdf]
- Service-Learning: Turning Ideas into Action [pdf]
- Introduction to Service Learning Video Presentation
- Understanding Rochester [pdf]
- Cultural Competence Presentation [pdf]
What Fisher Students Say
"I was able to communicate with many different people that I have never had the chance to interact with."
"This wasn't just a project to get a grade like in other classes. It was a real-life project that will hopefully have a positive impact."
"It added meaning and awareness to the course and my life. My eyes were opened to a lot of things I have never seen before."
"I found that the issues we discuss in class are real-life issues."
Service learning taught me not only about other people but about myself as a student and as a person. I gained great experience working with people of different backgrounds and also in event planning for a wide demographic. The service learning experience helped me realize that I want to go into event planning as a career. But the biggest thing I gained from my experience was realizing how everyone's contribution matters, no matter how big or small, because for some people the littlest gesture can change their lives.
The most positive experience of service learning was seeing the impact I made on others, especially the kids at the library I worked at. All of us involved were apprehensive at first, and many of the kids didn't want to break the norm to get to know us. However, by the end of the semester we had made many new friends and the kids were always asking when we would come back. It was rewarding not only to see my actions play a positive role in kids lives but allowed me to grow as a person through their self-discovery.