Service Learning

The Center for Service in Action has supported faculty members in developing service-learning courses that involve Cal Poly students who provide direct service to local non-profit agencies. These courses allow students to engage in service, typically 12-14 hours per quarter, enhancing their knowledge base and increasing the effectiveness of the course. Staff and graduate students facilitate class reflections and coordinate placements in local agencies.

If you are a nonprofit agency that would like to partner with Cal Poly's Service Learning program, please download the Community Partner Agreement.

If you are are a student completing hours for a service learning class, please download this time sheet to track your hours. Click Here

If you are are a student completing hours for a service learning class, please download this release form and sign it and drop it off in Building 52, room E22 before beginning your service Click Here.

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Service Learning - Student Success Fee Initiative

The Service Learning initiative supported by the student success fee has been approved to support expansion of Service Learning to focus on addressing the WASC recommendation related to diversity. The approach will be to increase the number of Service Learning courses, review current service learning courses for alignment with the Diversity Learning Objectives (DLOs), and gather evidence to document the linkage between Service Learning and the DLOs.

Some of Our Community Partners Include:

AIDS Support Network
Karla Quiroga
(805)781-3660 x 201

ECHO- El Camino Homeless Organization
Bekah Livermore

CAP SLO Adult Day Services
Lydia Hunt

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County
Laura Reinacher

Garden House
Kasey Watson

Growing Grounds - Transitions Mental Health Association
Craig Wilson

Head Start - Ludwick Community Center
Natalie Richardson



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