Service-Learning News

Jamal Brooks
SLTA Jamal Brooks Receives Social Work Leadership and Service Award
May 18, 2018

Brooks served as a SLTA for VCU School of Social Work Assistant Professor Allison Ryals’ social justice service-learning class.

RVA Street Singers
Raising Their Voices to Raise Awareness
May 14, 2018

A new service-learning course at VCU connects music and social work students with the RVA Street Singers — a choir made up of individuals experiencing homelessness.

FI students help at St. Joseph's Villa
Partnership with St. Joseph's Villa Extends Learning "Beyond Grades" for Focused Inquiry Students
Jan 28, 2018

Associate Professor Beth Kreydatus has partnered with the Villa as part of her service-learning courses since 2014.

Pen Pals
Pen Pal Pairs Program Strengthens Bond Among Elementary and College Students
Jan 17, 2018

VCU students in Professor Lisa Cipolletti’s Children’s Literature service-learning course have been corresponding with assigned “writing partners” from J.E.B. Stuart Elementary since early September.

Jessica Diaz and Gov. McAuliffe
Sharing Interest in History, Politics through Richmond Teacher Residency Program
Jan 7, 2018

Former Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Jessica Diaz, '17, works to close the achievement gap in city schools while earning her master's degree.

Terrence Walker at #RealCollege
RamPantry Founder Shares VCU Model at National Conference
Dec 15, 2017

Terrence Walker of VCU's University Counseling Services was a panelist at the "#RealCollege: A National Convening on College Food & Housing Insecurity” conference held in Philadelphia in October.

RPS students participate in STEM activities
Partnership Brings STEM to PE
Dec 1, 2017

A VCU School of Education service-learning class was featured in the Dec. 1 Richmond Times-Dispatch article, “Next revolution for health comes to Richmond Public Schools gym classes.”

Writing Your Way Out
VCU, Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Partner to Divert 10 Low-Level Offenders from Jail to a VCU Classroom
Nov 28, 2017

A new program, Writing Your Way Out, will offer low-level offenders and VCU students a transformational educational experience involving reading, writing and self-reflection.

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Tesni Stephen, MAE '16: Bringing People Together through Art
Oct 16, 2017

A former graduate assistant in service-learning, Stephen is now the education manager at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

New Math Service-Learning Course Facilitates Problem Solving
Oct 13, 2017

VCU students in Kristina Anthony and Jeffrey Ledford's Math 391 course are partnering with Communities in Schools at Binford Middle School to offer a math club.

Amanda Hall Named Interim Assistant Director of Service-Learning
Oct 2, 2017

Hall will help create new and innovative ways to support service-learning class instructors and their community partners as they build mutually-beneficial partnerships.

2017-18 Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Announced
Sep 25, 2017

Rebecca Tyree, assistant professor of choral music education and ‌Courtnie Wolfgang, assistant professor in the Department of Art Education, were named this academic year’s fellows.

VCU Robertson School Launches Student-Led PR Agency Set to Aid Area Nonprofits
Sep 12, 2017

This year the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture estimates it will provide nearly $30,000 of free public relations work through a new student-led initiative.

Service-Learning Professor's Nonprofit Provides a Creative Outlet
Sep 6, 2017

Jeanine Guidry recently joined the faculty of the Robertson School of Media and Culture as an assistant professor of public relations. She teaches service-learning courses in social media.

Service-Learning Provided Foundation for Alumnus' Career
Aug 5, 2017

Former Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Sanjay Iyer ’10 will begin a graduate program at Georgetown University this fall.

Sparking Dialogue and Action with Arts-Based Curriculum on Mass Incarceration
Jul 24, 2017

Courtnie Wolfgang, assistant professor of Art Education and 2017-18 Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, has partnered with Performing Statistics and Art180 to combat the epidemic of youth incarceration.

Service-Learning Faculty Fellow Wins Regional Service-Learning Award
Jul 2, 2017

Lindsay Chudzik, assistant professor in the Department of Focused Inquiry, is the 2017 Gulf-South Summit Faculty Award Winner in recognition for her dedication to service-learning and civic engagement in higher education.

SLTA Receives Health Professional Award
Jun 6, 2017

Spring 2017 graduate Eunice Pokua Adu was recognized for her academic achievement and commitment to the field of community health.

SLTA's Reflect on Experiences with LIVE ART
May 24, 2017

Service-Learning Teaching Assistants Kirsten Ferguson ’18, a music education major and Zach Forbes ’17 a recent graduate in music, worked with community partner School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) as part of Assistant Professor Rebecca Tyree’s MUED 483 “Special Workshop in Music Education” service-learning course.

Service-Learning Alumna One of VCU's "Greenest"
May 2, 2017

Arin Burke credits her service-learning class about the experiences of Latin Americans in the U.S. with leading her to research food justice issues and the rights of migrant farm workers.