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.
Every week from June 6, 2018 - August 2, 2018
Heartland Family Service - Family Works
UNO students from Instructor Treva Haugaard’s SOWK 1500 Social Work and Civic Engagement course are gaining knowledge and experience in substance abuse treatment by working with the Family Works program though Heartland Family Service. UNO students observe and assist in the a Parenting Class, Adult Group, infant/toddler care, and Kids Club each Wednesday night from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. They also complete weekly supervision to learn about substance abuse and residential treatment.
Children’s Summer Garden Program
As part of their P-16 service learning project, students in Treva Haugaard’s Social Work 1500: Social Work & Civic Engagement course will work with children enrolled in the Charles Drew Health Center’s Summer Garden Program. Summer Garden Program participants are youth from the Nothing But Net program, ages 9-13, who will be actively engaged in learning activities centered on nutrition, education, gardening, physical activity, and cooking Thursdays from 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Alliance for a Better Omaha- Together Inc.
UNO students from Instructor Treva Haugaard’s SOWK 1500 Social Work and Civic Engagement course are gaining knowledge and experience in developing resource guides in the issue areas of hunger, health/mental health, housing, education, finances, and neighborhood by working with Together Inc. staff and clients. UNO students will develop resource guides for Together Inc. clients and also participate in the summer meals park program and distribute meals throughout the summer.
Week of June 25
On Wednesday, June 27 from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Lewis and Clark Middle School 7th graders will be working with Dr. Mitzi Ritzman’s Speech Language Pathology students to create a child literacy book for the UNO Child Care Center. The 7th graders will gain the skills to make a book for children that incorporates numbers, age appropriate text, visuals, and textiles. They will learn about tactile learning, textiles and visual art, as well as understanding of characteristics of hallmark people (unsung heroes). The 7th graders will work in rotations and hear from Omaha Public Library representatives, have a tour and work with UNO students on developing the book.
On Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 students from Dr. Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo’s Language, Culture, and Power class will work with club members of the South Omaha Boys and Girls Club. The groups will discuss the important topic of social media usage. Groups will create their own #SocialMEdia campaign to educate tweens and teens at the South Omaha Boys and Girls Club about proper social media usage. June 27 will be their last interaction and students will present their social media concepts at their celebration.
Week of July 9
As part of their P-16 service learning project, students in Instructor Jennifer Langfeldt’s TED 8180, Culturally Responsive Teaching CADRE course will lead activities for Girls Inc. summer program participants. Activities will be focused on discovering Girls Inc. students’ passions, strengths and interest areas. Beginning on Thursday, July 12, students will travel to Girls Inc. to lead activities that engage all participants, with the project continuing on Friday, July 13. The project will culminate the following week with a showcase of lessons learned by all from the service learning project.
Week of July 16
As part of their P-16 service learning project, students in Instructor Jennifer Langfeldt’s TED 8190, Contemporary Issues in Urban Education CADRE course will lead activities for Girls Inc. summer program participants. Activities will be focused on discovering Girls Inc. students’ passions, strengths and interest areas. Continuing on Thursday, July 19, students will travel to Girls Inc. to build on previous lessons and lead activities that engage all participants. On Friday, July 20, a project celebration will showcase the lessons learned by all.
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