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  • Northwest Indian College Center For Service Learning “ Our Way of Life” Fire in the Heart
  • “ It is imperative that we maintain hope even when the harshness of reality may suggest the opposite”. -Paulo Freire
  • NWIC Center for Service Learning Mission: Northwest Indian College’s Center for Service Learning - Our Way of Life, promotes, empowerment, cultural awareness, and social justice responsibility, through the integration of academic study with service. We collaborate with community-based partnerships for service placements. SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
    • Goals of Service Learning
    • Enhance classroom learning
    • Meet community identified needs
    • Foster social responsibility/civic engagement
    Education Volunteerism Social Justice & Civic Responsibility SL SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • The combination of community service and classroom instruction, with a focus on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. AACC’s Definition of Service Learning What is service learning? SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • Service and the Charity / Social Justice Continuum SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life Examples of social justice: Legislative advocacy Changing policies and practices Political action Education about an issue Examples of charity: Homeless shelters Food pantries Clothing drives Emergency services Public, collective actions Private, individual acts Directed at root causes or underlying structures of social problems Tries to ensure the problems don’t exist in the first place Directed at the effects of injustice and its symptoms Addresses problems that already exist Responds to long-term needs Responds to immediate needs Justice = social change Promotes social change in institutions or political structures Charity = social service Provides direct services like food, clothing, shelter SOCIAL JUSTICE CHARITY
  • Center for Service Learning projects focus on wellness and social issues, salmon habitat restoration, reintroducing native plants, science night, elders garden and project murals . SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • Projects: Storm Drain Stenciling SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • Projects: Book Drive SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • Projects: Chief Seattle Club SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • Community Garden Project Elders, students, faculty working together SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life
  • SČAY’ƏWSTƏNA’MƏT – “Always busy volunteering” Center For Service Learning – Our Way of Life