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Center for Service Learning | St. Francis College

Center for Service Learning (CFSL)

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Center for Service-Learning (CFSL), through our community partner, coordinates all phases of the recruitment, enrollment, orientation, and monitoring of SFC students engaged in service-learning. Faculty shape service experiences to facilitate the achievement of instructional and psychosocial goals.


Asking why I incorporate service-learning into my teaching is a little like asking why I incorporate breathing into living.
-Bob Hansman

The Center for Service Learning provides support to faculty and student participants in service learning.

Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, engage in civic responsibility and strengthen communities.

Students benefit by gaining "real world" exposure to potential career areas as they progress through their training.

Supervised events are held in all five boroughs, seven days per week at various times thoroughout the day. Clear connections between course content and service are drawn in advance - far from "busy work", tasks are designed to make a real difference in someone's life.


What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is a “hands-on” instructional method that reinforces, illustrates and enlivens your college experience by providing opportunities to practice what you're learning in the "real" world.

How do I benefit from service-learning?

  • It makes learning fun and interesting
  • You gain experience and exposure working with professionals in a field that interests you.
  • You can enhance your resume with practical experience.
  • You learn how to behave in a variety of work environments.
  • Helping others illustrates how much you know.

For more information contact: Prof. Starr Eaddy

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