This work was supported by Learn and Serve America grant funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Any opinions or points of view expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation or Learn and Serve America.
Service learning -- United States -- Evaluation, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, College students -- Services for
This report is the culmination of three years of data (of a three year grant project, 2006-2009) involving community college campuses who received funding from the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) through a Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant as part of the Corporation for National and Community Service in an effort to expand the field of service-learning and civic engagement in diverse communities nationwide. The CCNCCE Accent on Student Success: Engaged Together for Service (ASSETS) grant intended to develop an intergenerational approach of service through projects that incorporated baby boomers, K-12, and community college students; promoted academic and civic engagement opportunities for disadvantaged youth by engaging middle and high school students in service-learning projects in their communities; supported previous LSAHE grantee work on service-learning homeland security projects; and facilitated professional development to all sub-grantee colleges especially those initiating service-learning courses and programs. Outcomes from student and community partner survey data are highlighted below. This report also includes college student survey data from four California campuses who received funding from California Campus Compact (CACC) through a similar Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant as part of the Corporation for National and Community Service in an effort to increase college readiness among youth from disadvantaged communities (Youth-to-College grant initiative, Y2C). The four lead institutions served as regional hubs for service-learning projects while collaborating with other colleges and community partners.
Cress, Christine M., "Accent on Student Success: Engaged Together for Service (ASSETS) Initiative, Three Year Report" (2009). Educational Leadership and Policy Faculty Publications and Presentations. 4.