SFCC

Service-Learning Club

Mission Statement

Advisor Contact Info
Darlene Rickett
(509) 533-3308
Darlene.Rickett@sfcc.spokane.edu

The Service-Learning Club provides students with opportunities to become civically engaged community members. A civically engaged student will find increased opportunities in employment, scholarship, and higher education goals. The Service-Learning Club provides fun service activities for personal and professional growth.

Meeting Time and Place

Contact Club Advisor, Darlene Rickett

Activities

From blood drives, to city cleanup, to disaster response, the Service-Learning club is dedicated to building a better community. Among our annual and recent activities include:

INBC Blood Drive

The INBC Blood Drive is a club project that occurs Quarterly throughout the year to benefit recipients of blood through the Inland Northwest Blood Center in Spokane (INBC). The INBC is a non-profit organization and SFCC community partner that focuses on the blood needs of the Inland Northwest.

Alternate Spring Break 2012

For our annual Alternate Spring Break, students traveled to the Mississippi Delta of southern Louisiana to tutor students in 3rd and 4th grades at Pointe Aux Chenes Elementary school getting ready for their iLEAP state exams (similar to the Washington WASL exams). This community was hit by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Andrew as well as being directly hit by the BP Gulf oil spill. The students also visited New Orleans in a one-day whirl-wind tour, swam in the gulf, and canoed into the marsh with a marine biologist from LUMCON. They toured Native lands in the bayous with a local Native American who is also a fisherman of the Cajun culture, and learned firsthand about the issues affecting the Delta, its people and its culture. Finally, they visited Grand Isle with a descendent of a pirate who settled there, went Cajun dancing and took private Cajun dance lessons.

Alternative Spring Break 2013

In 2013, the Service-Learning Club's Alternative Spring Break adventure led students back to post-hurricane southern Louisiana to help with clean-up activities, and students were immersed in the local culture.

Alternative Spring Break 2014

The Club adventured to Hawaii in a cultural immersion service trip, combined with a Continuums of Service Conference.

Alternative Spring Break 2015

In 2015, another - yet to be announced - adventure is being thought through.

This only scratches the surface. Please see our newsletters for more of our activities!

 

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