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- Online modules for Latino service-learning released at April 23 SLIG meeting
- Corey Johnson and Kathy Thompson selected for 2013 SL Teaching Excellence Awards
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Community Partner Spotlight
In this section, we highlight some of the great partnerships that exist between the community and the university. Many of these were also featured in the university's successful 2010 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application.
We also include some potential collaborators who have expressed interest in additional campus involvement!
Garnett Ridge Boys & Girls Club
The Garnett Ridge Boys & Girls Club, located off Jefferson Highway north of Athens in a primarily Latino duplex community, provides a range of after-school programming, including tutoring, mentoring, sports, and enrichment activities. Garnett Ridge is a partner for several service-learning activities and courses.
- Students in courses including SPAN 4090 and LLED 4620E provide tutoring support to elementary and middle school children on weekday afternoons.
- Art students have helped provide art education at Garnett Ridge through service-learning projects.
- Over the past several years, the Leonard Leadership Scholars program in UGA's Terry College of Business has carried out long-term service-learning projects resulting in an award from Ernst & Young, including leadership mentoring, development of a soccer field, community gardens, and facilities improvement.
- Students in health promotion and behavior carried out a community health assessment "photo-voice" project (photo, above) with residents.
To get involved with Garnett Ridge, please contact director Susan Wilson, 706-548-5001, email@example.com
Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery
Oconee Hill Cemetery, located adjacent to campus, is a new partner for service-learning activities. In 2011, Historic Preservation students in the College of Environment and Design began preservation advocacy work for this historic cemetery; and students from the New Media Institute developed an app for self-touring the cemetery.
They are interested in additional collaborations across a range of disciplines, such as:
Development of self-guided tours
Grant development/research on foundations that favor cemetery preservation.
Expand general public awareness: historical treasure, value as large green space, military campaigns and significance of those buried within, UGA notables/connections (as well as state), as an active cemetery.
Entranceway enhancement/landscape development.
Documenting architectural evolution/preservation.
To get involved with the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery or for more information, please contact Helen Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org