Support for Learning through Service


Service-learning is a form of experiential education characterized by student participation in an organized service activity that:

  • is connected to specific learning outcomes
  • meets identified community needs
  • provides structured time for student reflection and connection of the service experience to learning

The Office of Service-Learning supports development, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable service-learning courses and encourages community-based scholarship across the curricula of The Ohio State University to enhance student learning, develop student civic engagement, and foster ongoing collaboration with local and global communities.

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VISTA Opportunity for Students in Franklinton

If you know any students interested in food, health, and wellness issues, please consider sharing with them the opportunity to be part of the Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness VISTA program.  This nine member, neighborhood based Americorps VISTA program focuses on building capacity with various community organizations that serve Franklinton, one of Columbus’ most impoverished communities in which many residents struggle with food insecurity.  The program is hosted at Franklinton Gardens, and VISTA members have the opportunity to build partnerships with other agencies, such as Franklinton Development Association, Franklinton Preparatory Academy, and Gladden Community House.  Applications are due May 6th.

For more information: http://franklintongardens.org/vista/