The School of Social Work is committed to the creation and support of service-learning opportunities. Professors design service-learning projects in partnership with representatives of community organizations, planning activities that will meet needs in the community and advance student understanding of course content. In the community setting, service-learning students have the opportunity to practice using the skills and knowledge they are building in the classroom On campus, students reflect on their experience and consider the relationship to the course content, as well as their personal values and professional goals.
Service-learning embodies many of the values of social work including service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of relationships, integrity, and competence. Service learning projects can include program design, development and/or evaluation, grantwriting, mentoring, and neighborhood work.
For more information on service-learning, visit the UNO Service-Learning Academy.