Programs: Service Learning Fund
"I was learning every moment during my work. I realized how important it is to work for a non-violent future. I helped to increase awareness about the destruction of life that the war in Afghanistan is causing. I advocated for the use of art as a tool for stimulating critical thinking as well as change. And I grew in [that] I am inspired to be involved in discussions, classes, and events on the topic of peace and social justice."
- Evangeline Krajewski '14 worked at AFSC in Philadelphia
The CPGC supports individual and group community-based projects pursued by faculty, staff and students.
Recent service learning projects included:
- Working over winter break at The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Philadelphia, developing a curriculum to accompany an AFSC traveling exhibit depicting the impact of the war in Afghanistan.
- Working over winter break at a risk-reduction center and community outreach program for injection drug users in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, gaining knowledge of how community-level intervention is combating the spread of HIV/AIDS.
- A group of students spent spring break in Mexico City exploring micro-finance institutions.
The CPGC supports service learning projects with a strong educational component that are connected to a course or other academic endeavor, and provide a benefit to the host community.
Note: Projects will be funded that occur over any of the three breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring), or throughout the semester or year. Students whose projects occur over the summer and are 4 weeks or longer must apply for a Summer Internship.
Spring 2013 Application Deadlines: February 3, April 7
* Note: This fund is available to Bryn Mawr College students majoring at Haverford College for projects related to their major coursework.