Service Learning Resources

External Resources


Americorp Service Scholars

Americorp Service Scholars is a program facilitated by Nebraska Campus Compact (see: http://www.nebraskacampuscompact.org/americorps-service-scholars.html)

The Center is currently hosting three Americorp Service Scholars:  one working with the Mobile Diabetes Center and two working with Upward Bound.

 

Faculty Fellows:  Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Faculty Fellows CBPR is a program which supports faculty in developing, conducting and disseminating community based participatory research.  Faculty Fellows work together with community partners to develop a fuller understanding of community issues and design appropriate interventions.  In support of the Center's focus on diabetes prevention, the 2013-2014 Faculty Fellows are working with community organizations to identify barriers to good nutrition faced by families within targeted communities.  They are currently working together to develop appropriately targeted interventions.

 

Faculty Community Orientations

Faculty community orientations are a partnership with College of Saint Mary which began in 2005.  The purpose of these orientations is to deepen faculty knowledge of pressing community issues and illuminate the potential for faculty and students to work together with community organizations to address these issues.  The orientations are organized thematically and open to all area colleges and universities.  Orientations include a panel overview of the highlighted issue and 2-3 site visits to community organizations working to address the issue.  The day concludes with a lunch and reflection session, pulling together the "learnings" from the day.  Past orientations have focused on such topics as:  childhood obesity, food policy, refugee integration and community development in Northeast Omaha.