Driven by its mission statement, Concordia is committed to engaging students as leaders and servants. Students learn to be in dialogue about issues that impact local and global communities and take action toward social change.
Service-learning is a primary strategy for meeting the mission and participating in civic engagement. Through service-learning experiences, students are challenged to explore their role in a community and become agents of change.
Service-learning is an educational method in which students learn and apply academic and social skills to address important community issues. If you are considering using service-learning in your classroom, view our service-learning handbook to help you get started. Also, contact our staff to discuss different community partnership options and utilizing Campus Service Commission (Concordia's student run service-learning organization) for your class.
Integral to our mission at Concordia, service-learning is an important part of your classroom and out of classroom experiences. Campus Service Commission is a student organization dedicated to providing service-learning opportunities for all Concordia students. Some of the current partnerships with agencies in Fargo-Moorhead include:
Adult Basic Education Tutoring
Churches United for the Homeless
Madison Elementary Tutoring
New American Services
Nokomis Child Care
For more information about each agency please visit the CSC individual service opportunities page.
Campus Service Commission also plans and executes Hands for Change, a one-time service project that introduces students to service-learning during new student orientation. In addition, CSC sponsors a number of blood drives, and food and clothing drives throughout the year. Students can serve on their own or gather friends to do a group project together!
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