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Serve. Learn. Reflect.
As an NWACC student, Service Learning offers you the opportunity to serve the community, learn, and reflect on experiential learning activities and projects that take place through classes or student clubs.
The community service component includes serving the NWA area or the NWACC community and may occur in partnership with a business, nonprofit or governmental organization. This community service does not include working with political parties or religious communities, except when a charity is part of the religious community and the volunteer work advances charity rather than theological purposes.
The learning component advances a course or program's objectives while giving assessment credit and includes learning about the world and gaining skills through volunteer projects directed by student organizations and academic honor societies.
The reflection component can include journaling, paper writing, blogging, vlogging, presentations, class or group discussions, activity decompressions, artwork, poster-boarding, or private individual reflections.
Benefits of Service Learning
After you complete a service learning project, you will be recognized as a service learning scholar on your transcript. Those who participate in service learning projects tend to have a competitive edge when applying for scholarships, for acceptance into four-year universities, and in the job market.
Service learning credit can be earned within the curriculum of a professor's offerings
in a class or earned individually outside of classwork. For the latter qualification,
please contact Dr. Matt Evans.
As a participant in service learning, you must complete paperwork and keep track of
your volunteer hours throughout a service learning project. To access the paperwork,
View various service learning projects that NWACC students have created and proudly implemented throughout the community.
Learn more about the service learning scholarship application process, eligibility, deadline and when it's awarded.
View the community partners who collaborate with service learning students to meet needs in the community, state and world.
Develop a Project
NWACC faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate service learning projects into their curriculum and in student activities. Learn how to get started.
EMPACTS offers you the opportunity to work with other students to apply course content
while using technology and developing skills.
Join the Enactus student club and network with business leaders and gain real-world
experience through a variety of community projects.