Service-Learning News

Summer 2012

Serving to Learn & Learning to Serve

The goal of the Service-Learning Center at Clover Park Technical College is to mobilize our students to use the skills they learn in their classes to better their community through service. During the Spring Quarter, 35 CPTC volunteers gave 130 hours at organizations such as Mother Earth Farm, New Connections, and Metro Parks Tacoma. Be on the lookout for service opportunities in July and August!

Return to Mother Earth Farm!

Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 9am-12pm

15208 102nd St E

Puyallup, WA

Join the Service-Learning Center for a fun morning planting and/or harvesting fresh produce that will be delivered to 12 food banks and meal programs in the Tacoma area! Sign-Up details coming soon!

Service-Learning Honors Program

Rewarding Students for their Contributions to the Community

Introducing the Service-Learning Honors Program! The Service-Learning Center would like to highlight and reward the great work that our students do in the community. Some of the great things students have done this year include serving dinner at the Tacoma Rescue Mission, building with Habitat for Humanity, and participating in Project Homeless Connect.

What are the rewards?
  • 20 Hours: Service-Learning Pin
  • 80 Hours: Honor Cord at Graduation & an honors transcript designation

How Do I Earn Hours?
  • Take a Service-Learning class (SVL 101, anyone?)
  • Participate in a co-curricular service project (Check out what the Peer Mentors are doing!)
  • Take the initiative to start your own service project!

Spotlight On Service: Phi Theta Kappa

This quarter we focus on the awesome work that the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has done for Clover Park. Over the past several months, Phi Theta Kappa has been hard at work establishing a campus Emergency Food Pantry for students identified by their instructors as having an urgent need. Thanks to the hard work of PTK President Steve Kearns (and the support of President Walstrum!), students in urgent need will have access to food and personal care supplies, as well as help applying for Washington State Food Benefits. Great work to everyone who has helped make this dream a reality!

Donations of nonperishable food items gladly accepted!