Interested in Service Learning Classes?
For students, choosing classes that contain a service learning component brings them out of the classroom and into the community.
Every semester, there are a variety of courses at UNO that incorporate service learning. Students like you are given the opportunity to apply classroom curriculum to actual community needs. The opportunities provide a means of learning about the surrounding community and the organizations that serve those in need and take on important issues within the community. By doing your part, you will strengthen skills that will help you progress through your studies and/or career.
Monday, Nov. 20
Out of the Shadows Bake Sale
Students from Mrs. Bielenbergís Field Club Elementary classroom will be selling homemade dog treats at the Nebraska Humane Society as part of their P-16 service learning project with students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement class. The funds raised will go to benefit the Nebraska Humane Society.
Royale Oaks Hollywood Bash
UNO students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be hosting a ìHollywood Bashî celebration at Royale Oaks Assisted Living. The end-of-the-semester gathering celebrates the time UNO students have spent engaging with Royale Oaks residents.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
The Hope Center for Kids
UNO students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will meet with high school students participating in the Hope Center for Kidís Employability Program. The UNO students will provide program support while building relationships with the Hope Center high schoolers.
Communication and Awareness
UNO students from Professor Marlina Davidsonís Public Speaking Fundamentals course will mentor Ms. Marcie Muhammadís 10th grade English class on presentation delivery, and will help them organize their presentation content. The students will create presentations that highlight the effects of synthetic drugs on the Omaha community and schools, bringing drug awareness to the community.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
The Thompson Learning Community students will be working with Partnership 4 Kids after school program students at an event as a part of their service learning project. Students will be collecting food items from their drive at various locations in the metro area. The collection items will be taken and donated to Together, Inc, for their food pantry. Students will be collecting from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Down Syndrome Enrichment Program
Students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be meeting weekly with the School Enrichment Academy, facilitated by the Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands, in partnership with the Little Leaf Learning Center. The School Enrichment Academy meets during the school year and is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. UNO Students will help with tutoring based upon an established curriculum. Learning objectives include sight words, spelling, literacy, math skills, handwriting, and more.
Nelson Mandela Elementary
UNO students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be meeting weekly with scholars at Nelson Mandela Elementary. UNO students engage scholars in social skills groups, activities for executive functioning, as well as STEM-focused after-school programming. UNO students also meet weekly to support the planning, facilitating, marketing, research/surveys, and modalities to engage families of Nelson Mandela for resource nights.
Completely Kids, Nutrition Club
Students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be meeting weekly with children at the Completely Kids after school program. UNO students and the kids will meet for Nutrition Club, which is a collaboration of Completely Kids and Together, Inc. and encourages kid participation using food jokes, sharing interesting food facts to learn about nutrition, and cooking with the use of kid-appropriate recipes. During project meetings, the UNO students and kids will also work to create a kid-inspired recipe book comprised of the dishes made during club.
Alliance for a Better Omaha
Students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be meeting weekly with Alliance for a Better Omaha. Alliance is a collective impact partnership between Together, Inc., Heart Ministry Center, and Food Bank for the Heartland. For this project, UNO students will provide weekly service hours at the food pantry. During the week, they will also work collaboratively with the nutritionist at Together and clients of the food pantry to create a nutrition guide and cookbook based on SNAP and food pantry items.
Students from Instructor Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be meeting this week with second graders of Mrs. Doll-Fowlerís class at Edison Elementary School. UNO students, Edison Elementary students, and residents of Quality Living Inc. will choose topics each week to engage with elderly participants of Florence Home to build relationships across generations and communication levels. UNO students, 2nd graders, and QLI residents will work on areas of learning related their respective curriculum standards and social goals, while demonstrating creative ways to visualize the life stories shared by the seniors.
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