Community service learning is an approach to teaching and learning in which university students engage in meaningful community service complimented by instruction and reflection. Through community service learning, students enrich their learning experience, practice civic responsibility, and strengthen the communities surrounding them.
Spanish 350 S—Community Service Learning in Spanish
Students in Kent Dickson's Spanish 350 S produce Spanish-language arts and literacy events for Spanish-speaking children in the L.A. Basin. At the center of these events are story-telling and puppetry performances on topics from Hispanic folklore, literature, and popular culture. Specifically, material includes La Llorona, El chavo del ocho, Don Quixote de la Mancha and other culturally relevant stories. These events are held in Pomona or other parts of Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley or Inland Empire.