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Workshop to explore learning through community service, October 13

Explore making connections and learning through community service with a workshop featuring one of the nation’s founders of the idea of service-learning.

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) at Illinois State University will present “Creating Healthy Campus-Community Partnerships” from 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, October 13, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center. The workshop is geared toward gaining better insight into service-learning pedagogy and effective partnerships with the community. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Targeted sessions are available for the general public, faculty members, and current and potential community partners. A list of sessions is available on the CESL website.

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Barbara Jacoby

Barbara Jacoby will present the keynote address “Developing and Sustaining Campus-Community Partnerships for Service-Learning,” at 8:45 a.m. Jacoby is one of the founders of the concept of learning through acts of service. She launched community service-learning at the University of Maryland in 1992. An author of multiple books on the topic, she received the 2016 Recognition of Exemplary Contribution through Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Learn more about Jacoby.

The workshop is sponsored in part by the Harold K. Sage Foundation, the Illinois State University Foundation Fund, and the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

For additional information, contact CESL at (309) 438-1100.

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