Experiential Learning with a Social Justice Emphasis
Aligned with Fordham’s mission as a Jesuit university, Service-Learning aims to form students in a ‘well- educated solidarity’ (Jesuit Conference 2002). At the core of this work is our students development in mind, body and spirit in the areas of self and society. Our community partners are partners in our students’ education at Fordham.
Community partners can become partners in the Service-Learning Program in one of two ways:
-all students enrolled in an integrated course are involved in service, and work in the community. Through this way, community partners develop relationships with faculty and together develop partnerships rooted in the learning objectives of the course and the mission of the organization.
Interdisciplinary Seminar - students enrolled in traditional courses join other students involved in service at a community partner site for a series of justice-related investigations. Through this way, community partners work with the Dorothy Day Center as key partners for the seminar. Based on the students course, which range from various disciplines, a student can be placed at the key course.
To learn how you can become a intergrated or seminar partner, contact:
Melissa Alvarenga, email@example.com, at Rose Hill or Kate Cavanagh, firstname.lastname@example.org at Lincoln Center.
Community Partner Resources
Community Partner Responsibility Form