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, February 25, 2019
College Prep and Family Learning
Students from Dr. Dawn Mathisí Introduction to Teaching ESL course will visit the Learning Community Center of South Omaha (LCC) to meet families and begin getting to know them for the upcoming semester-long project. Throughout the semester, the UNO students will interact with their assigned family to teach them about college readiness through carefully planned activities, useful resources, and campus visits to UNO.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Dr. Lyn Holleyís Introduction to Gerontology students will be visiting Lewis and Clarkís after school program through Civic Nebraska, about their P-16 Service Learning project, ìSenior Prom.î The UNO students will be working with the Lewis and Clark students and elders to learn their course material and to plan a Senior Prom for seniors from AARP and the community. At the end of the project, Dr. Holleyís students will bring a senior citizen as a date to the Senior Prom that they have planned with Lewis and Clarkís students.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
AVID and UNO Students Work Together
AVID students from Morton Magnet Middle School will visit Peggy Jonesís Black Women in America course to listen to The Daily podcast and begin creating the Black Women Activity Book for children at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha. The UNO and AVID students will meet frequently throughout the semester to study what has happened with Black Women in history and relate it to what is happening with Black Women in America today.
Nathan Hale and FLC
UNOís Freshman Leadership Council (FLC) students will continue to work with Ms. Sara Ridgleyís students from Nathan Hale Middle Schoolís Student Council throughout the spring semester. FLC students will visit Nathan Hale for their first meeting. In this meeting, Alyssa DeFrain from Omaha Childrenís Hospital & Medical Center Foundation joins UNO and Nathan Hale students to brainstorm potential service activities for children and their families at the hospital. In addition, FLC students will lead icebreaker activities.
Watch Me Grow
Students from Holling Heights Elementary School and UNO students from Professor Linda Loftusís intensive language program will travel to Lauritzen Gardens to tour the facilityís garden spaces. This activity further promotes the goals of Watch Me Grow by giving students the opportunity to practice language skills and develop meaningful relationships between the youth and mentors of the project, while learning about gardening.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Out of the Shadows
UNO students from Jeff Knappís Social Work 1500 course and Ms. Bielenbergís 3rd grade students will go to the Nebraska Humane Society to assist with various service projects. One of the projects will be to design and construct disposable cat boxes for the animals at NHS to sleep and play in. This is a part of an ongoing service learning project where UNO students are working with Field Club students in the areas of reading, math, and stress management to help students strengthen their academic abilities, prepare for state testing, and build confidence reading aloud. The projects are also aimed at teaching students about animal adoption and at providing service to Nebraska Humane Society.
Nelson Mandela Elementary
UNO students from Jeff Knappís Social Work and Civic Engagement course will be meeting weekly with scholars at Nelson Mandela Elementary School. UNO students will be engaging in social skills groups and activities for executive functioning with the Nelson Mandela students. The semester long project will also include UNO students assisting in creating awareness about the new seatbelt law for kids and educating parents on how to implement it.
BLOOM (Black Lives of Omaha Matter)
7th grade students from King Science Technology Magnet will tour the Great Plains Black History Museum, Loveís Jazz & Art Center and the Union for Contemporary Arts. The students will be archiving artifacts for the Great Plains Black History Museum to help continue the preservation of important artifacts surrounding the lives of African American Omaha community members.
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