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 2020
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Instructor Community Partner
COM 213: Interpersonal Communication Sue Guay Claire’s Cupboard/Turkey Drive
COM 342: Social Media Marketing Dr. Jodi Radosh

18th Ward - 9 businesses/organizations including: 

  • Elite Eyecare
  • Nothing New
  • Mimmo’s
  • Giannotti’s
  • Dollar Wise
  • Dream & Co. Beauty
  • Berks Nature
  • Heritage Auto Sales
  • 18th Ward Business District
PSY 208: Human Development Across the Lifespan Dr. Ana Ruiz Millmont & Tyson Schoener After-School Program
College of Professional Programs
Course Instructor Community Partner
BUS 332: Operations Management Dr. Kathleen Nevel Berks Catholic and Recycle the World
SPE 110: Introduction to Exceptionalities in Children and Youth Lucinda Schaeffer Millmont & Tyson Schoener After-School Program
DPT 622: Clinical Practice III Dr. Pam Unger Community Health Project Reading Housing Authority
DPT 710 Comprehensive Physical Therapy Practice Dr. Marcia Thompson Tower Health Rehab

 

SPRING 2021
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Instructor Community Partner
COM 234 (Sec. 1 & 2): Intercultural Communication Sue Guay Campus Ministry
COM 220 (Sec. 1 & 2): Event Planning Dr. Jodi Radosh

Millmont & Tyson Schoener Elementary Schools, Southern Middle School and Earth Day Holleran Center

COM 240: Public Relations Dr. Jodi Radosh Alvernia University Admissions & Marketing Department
COM 340: Advertising Workshop Marshall Pickard Alvernia University Admissions & Marketing Department
COM 344: Writing for the Workplace Dr. Danielle Saad 18th Ward Business Alliance
PHI: Feminist and Gender Theory Dr. Janae Sholtz PSAs for Organizations
PSY 208: Human Development Across the Lifespan Dr. Ana Ruiz Olivet Boys and Girls Clubs, South Reading Youth Initiative, Millmont and Tyson-Schoener Elementary schools, Reading Collegiate Scholars Program, Foster Grandparent Program and Adopt a Block – SOMS
College of Professional Programs
Course Instructor Community Partner
BUS 431: Entrepreneurship Dr. Kathleen Nevel Berks Catholic & Allentown Diocese
DPT 523: Clinical Practice I Dr. Soo Yeon Sun Reading Housing Authority & Tower Health
HCS 325: Developing Culture in Coaching Krisstopher Bellanca High School Wrestling
HCS 330: Healthcare Literacy & Advocacy Dr. Alicia Sprow Easter Seals
OT 513 (Sec. 1 & 2): Advocacy & Public Policy Alison Foura Reading Housing Authority & Tower Health
OT 527: OT Process Alison Foura Reading Housing Authority & Tower Health
OT 532: Activity Analysis Alison Foura Reading Housing Authority & Tower Health
SPE 345: Individuals Requiring Complex Support Lucinda Schaeffer John Paul II Center for Special Learning

 


Learn More

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

 

Jodi Radosh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Associate Director, Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement
Bus/Com Building, Room 9
610.796.8419
jodi.radosh@alvernia.edu

Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement