Service Learning

Learn while helping your community!

Did you know that Gateway Community & Technical College offers classes with services learning components? Service learning is a fusion of community service, coursework and reflection. Not only does service learning help you get hands-on learning experience, it also helps your community!

What are the benefits of service learning?Gateway Computer and Information Technologies students held a series of computer literacy trainings at Senior Services of Northern Kentucky and the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

  • It enriches learning of course material.
  • It engages you in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for your life experience and career choices.
  • It helps you to increases awareness of current issues in society as they relate to your academic areas of interest.
  • It can broaden your perspective of diversity issues and enhances critical thinking skills.
  • It can help you to improve interpersonal skills that are increasingly viewed as important in achieving success in professional and personal spheres.
  • It can also help you to develop civic responsibility through active community involvement.

What are some examples of service learning at Gateway?

  • An Instructional Design class developed a digital, WIC-friendly cookbook for the Brighton Center's clients.
  • Criminal Justice class hosted a crime scene investigation camp for local high school students.
  • Computer and Information Technologies class developed a database for the Center for Great Neighborhoods youth programs.

Helpful Links:

Student Service Learning Evaluation