Maverick Philanthropy Initiative
Maverick Philanthropy Initiative courses are designed to encourage an interest in philanthropy while educating students on the real-life impacts of giving. By offering a tangible benefit to a community partner that students discover, vet, and select together, the courses provide a unique and memorable learning opportunity. Students in this type of class practice philanthropic giving and learn how it affects community partners. These courses meet student learning outcomes related to course content, civic responsibility, and philanthropic giving practices. Each course uses the standards of quality service learning and partnership development while incorporating philanthropic giving into the premise of the course.
Student Philanthropy and Service LearningThe student philanthropy model is a form of service learning that links charitable giving with student voice and course instruction. Community organizations provide expertise on community-identified issues and solutions by submitting funding applications, which are chosen and advocated for by students.
The Service Learning Academy is interested in expanding and adapting the initiative to other courses across UNO. If you would like to learn more about incorporating the student philanthropy model of service learning into your classroom, please contact Kirsten Case Fuller.