Service Learning Academy

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Service Learning Academy works to support UNO faculty members to develop service learning courses in collaboration with community organizations, governmental agencies, and P-12 faculty.

Projects are implemented that serve the community and create valuable learning experiences for UNO students. Students’ learning goes beyond the classroom as they apply their knowledge to real-life situations in the community.

Reflection activities before, during, and after each project facilitate critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

The integration of academic knowledge with a service learning experience prepares students to work and serve in an increasingly diverse and challenging environment.

This makes students more desirable for future employment and increases their sense of civic engagement.

UNO is a 2014 recipient of the Presidential Honor Roll

What Is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a method of teaching that combines classroom instruction with meaningful, community-identified service. This form of engaged teaching and learning emphasizes critical thinking by using reflection to connect course context with real-world experiences. Service learning instructors partner with community organizations as co-teachers and encourage a heightened sense of community, civic engagement, and personal responsibility for students while building capacity and contributing real community impact.

Check out our most recent newsletter for great examples of service learning in Omaha! 

Contact Us

UNO Service Learning Academy
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street, Room 216
Omaha, NE 68182-0789
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