Service-Learning Fair at WCC on February 10, 2016


Windward Community College will host a Service-Learning Fair on Wednesday, February 10, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Hale ‘Ākoakoa 101-105. Up to 45 non-profit organizations will be present to share information about volunteer opportunities and the wonderful services our community organizations provide. Students and the community are invited to this free event.

img7636_5733lThe primary purpose of the Service-Learning Fair is to help Windward CC students identify community groups with whom they can volunteer during the semester as part of their coursework. It provides students experience applying their coursework to the real world while contributing to their community in a positive way. Community members are also welcome to connect with community organizations on volunteer opportunities.

Service-Learning is the application and practice of academic learning in ways that benefit the community. It is more than volunteerism, as students gain experience in applying their coursework to the real world.

“Students feel very positive about the real life experiences they have when involved in Service-Learning for their academic classes and often express their feelings that giving back feels really good.  Community organizations appreciate the energy, dedication and service that Windward Community College students provide to the clients served by these local organizations,” said Sharon MacQuoid, WCC Service-Learning Coordinator.

A sampling of community partners where Windward CC students have volunteered:

He‘eia Elementary School

He‘eia Fishpond

Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Gardens

Hope Chapel Olomana

Kahuku Elementary – A+ Program

Kamehameha Schools

KEY Project

Ko‘olau Clubhouse

Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle

M huahua  Ai o Hoi

Malama I N  Ahupua‘a

Mokapu Elementary School

Paepae O He‘eia
Papahana Kuaola

Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center

Red Eye Connections

Special Olympics Hawaii

W.I.N.G.S. Autism Learning Center

Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate

Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance

Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi

Ahuimanu Elementary School

Aikahi Elementary School

Aloha Nursing & Rehab Center

Animal Care Foundation

Blood Bank of Hawaii

Boys and Girls Club Hawaii

Bristol Hospice

Castle High School

Castle Medical Center

Democratic Party of Hawaii

Green House Sustainable Learning Center

Habilitat, Inc.

Hale Kealoha – Ai Pono

Hale Ku‘ike

Hale Ola Windward Abuse Shelter

Hau‘ula Elementary School

Hawaiian Humane Society

HCAP-Puohala Headstart



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