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What is Service-Learning?

"Service-learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of the course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility."

- excerpted from "A Service Learning Curriculum for Faculty" by Robert Bringle and Julie Hatcher

The bottom line: "Service-Learning = Service + Learning"
Students perform a form of service and an instructor ties the experience to course objectives.

Service-learning is Win-Win-Win!

  • Students win by gaining real-world experience with their classroom knowledge.
  • Faculty win when the learning outcomes are actualized in real-life settings.
  • The community wins by benefiting from the talent, energy and skills of MATC students and faculty.

Get on board already!


Over 7,000 hours of service have been logged to date! Participating departments includ Business, Culinary Arts, Economics, English, English as a Second Language, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pre-College Education, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education Preparation, Tool & Die Making, and Welding. More than 30 sections of MATC's College Success Course also incorporate Service-Learning into the curriculum every semester.

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