Welcome to the site for the Office of Service Learning at Lewis University.
Service Learning is deeply embedded in the Lewis University Mission. The Office of Service Learning (OSL) strives to build connections with and contribute to our local and global communities through service learning. The OSL staff also hopes to work with faculty to extend student learning through rich community service experiences which fulfill course objectives.
Through these webpages, we hope to offer insight into our programming as well as possible resources for enhancing understanding of service learning.
As the Office continues to grow, our goal is to provide faculty with varied and effective resources to support course revision and development. We will also continue to build community partnerships and increase our listings of community agencies that have worked with use or hope to do so.
Your input, suggestions and comments are immensely helpful to us as we try to make our Office an asset to Faculty, Students, Staff, and Community Partners alike. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we might better serve you through this website and beyond.
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Lewis University hosts its first Spring Service Fair
Published: January 23, 2015.
President’s Honor Roll recognizes Lewis University for community service
Published: January 12, 2015.
Domestic violence shelter gets helping hand from Lewis University students
Published: January 1, 2015.
WLRA’s ‘To Kill a DJ’ radio marathon raised nearly $2,000 for Advocate Children’s Hospital
Published: December 30, 2014.
Lewis University receives United Way Frank Turk Sr. Award for outstanding fundraising
Published: July 1, 2014.
"Personally, the sense of community that I felt each time I participated in the [service learning portion] is stronger than any other Iâ€™ve experienced. I was naturally apprehensive to mingle with the already-close volunteer group, but I was quickly welcomed into this elite group of dedicated volunteersâ€¦Each volunteer has such a pure and genuine passion for making a different, and the diversity in demographic was really quite refreshing to see..."
"Doing this service learning project has taken me on an interesting path. It has made me a better, more appreciative person for the environment. The next time we are just sitting on the couch or texting bored out of our minds start thinking what could we do to become civically engaged. Our opportunity is waiting, get motivated and get into your community."
"My service learning class this semester at Lewis was beyond amazing. I worked with a community center in Joliet. I learned so much about what having a real PR job is actually like. The real world experiences taught me way more than any other class I have had before. The part I liked the most was being able to help the community center with my knowledge of PR. I would highly recommend a service learning class to anyone who hasn't had one before."
"The service learning component was such a great experience because not only was I able to strengthen my PR skills, but I did that while working with an organization that does great things for its community. It's nice to know that the work I did and the tools I created really matter. It was a wonderful opportunity to make a difference"