Benefits of Service Learning

For Students

  • Brings academic instruction to life
  • Prepares individuals to participate in internships and research
  • Allows exploration of career options
  • Teaches workforce skills
  • Provides opportunities to accommodate different learning styles
  • Develops connections with people of diverse cultures and lifestyles
  • Develops meaningful involvement with the local community
  • Transcripting
  • Diploma distinction
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award
  • Service-Learning Scholarship

The MCC Foundation has a scholarship available for Service-Learning students.  The purpose of the Snowball Scholarship is to provide a graduate of the Rochester City School District with a scholarship toward their second year at MCC (with preference given to Wilson Magnet graduates).  The donors are interested in recognizing good character and promoting community engagement, thus this scholarship will be awarded to student(s) participating in the MCC Service-Learning program.  Applications will be accepted during Fall semesters at MCC’s Scholarship website where the students apply online. 

For the Community

  • Provides awareness-building of community issues, agencies, and constituents
  • Provides affordable access to professional development
  • Develops short and long term solutions to pressing community needs
  • Creates ways to expand current services
  • Increases human resources for problem solving
  • Provides opportunities for participating in the educational process
  • Contributes to positive exposure in the community

For the College

  • Furthers the goals of Monroe Community College’s strategic plan
  • Drives the college as an active, engaged partner in the community
  • Facilitates teaching, research and program development
  • Increases student retention
  • Enriches the quality and relevancy of the education provided
  • Allows for faculty to mentor students
  • Increases College’s awareness of societal issues as they relate to academic areas of Interest
  • Assists in the development of innovative approaches to instruction
  • Provides opportunities for collaborative community research and project development
  • Engages faculty and students in local and state community issues
  • Provides opportunities to extend College’s knowledge and resources
  • Increases development and preparation of college graduates