Student tutors at elementary school

 

Service to others is deeply embedded in Alvernia University’s Franciscan heritage and remains an important part of our educational mission today. Our goal is to develop not just educated citizens, but engaged citizens actively involved in work to better their communities and the larger world.

 

We work to meet that goal in a variety of ways. As an Alvernia student, you'll have opportunities to get involved in service projects with our community-based partner organizations, which operate food banks, run mentoring programs, improve the environment, promote social justice, and support other important causes.

 

Alvernia embraces service learning for what it does for others and for what it can do for you as a student. Projects help you draw meaningful connections between classroom learning and the world beyond the campus. And most importantly, service learning will help you understand your role as a responsible citizen in a complex world.

 

Service Learning Courses & Community Partners 

FALL 2021
Course Instructor Community Partner
COM 290: Special Topics: Health Communication Dr. Jodi Radosh Berks Vaccination Coalition
COM 342: Social Media Marketing Dr. Jodi Radosh

Reading Film Festival

Violins of Hope 

THR 142 Creativity Workship Jessica Warchal Reading Film Festival
PSY 208: Human Development Across the Lifespan Dr. Ana Ruiz RYI After-School Program
BUS 332: Operations Management Dr. Kathleen Nevel

Berks Catholic High School

Diocese of Allentown Office of Education

Sacred Heart School, West Reading

SPE 110: Introduction to Exceptionalities in Children and Youth Lucinda Schaeffer

John Paul II Center

Shady Hollow Assisted Riding

Unending Promise

Reading Afterschool Program: Millmont/Tyson Schoener

DPT 622: Clinical Practice III Dr. Pam Unger  
OT 427 Sec 1 & 2 Adapting and Grading High Technology Dr. Gregory Chown Be My Eyes™ Currently students finding community clients for 3D print projects
OT 538 Adapting and Grading High Technology Dr. Gregory Chown Be My Eyes™ Currently students finding community clients for 3D print projects
OT 517-02 Advanced Interventions Alison Foura Reading Science Center and Tyson School Playground - In concert with Laura Cordero
DPT 622 Clinical Practice III Dr. Zappin and Dr. Unger Oakbrook Clinic and Advocacy trip for APTA to Washington
SPA 390 Special Topics Antonella Merolla Oakbrook Clinic with DPT 622

 


Learn More

For more information about Alvernia’s Service Learning Courses, please reach out directly to:

 

Dr. Gregory Chown
Co-Director of Real World Learning
Associate Professor of OT
610.796.8364
gregory.chown@alvernia.edu

Dr. Kathy Nevel
Co-Director of Real World Learning
Adjunct Professor of Business
kathleen.nevel@alvernia.edu

Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement