Los Angeles Harbor College
Service Learning 100 continues to be offered to all students at LAHC and these students are providing service in the South Bay area related to a variety of disciplines such as Architecture, Child Development, History, Nursing, Political Science and Psychology. Service sites include Habitat for Humanity, Willenberg Special Education Center, local adult day care centers, and this 2012 election year political science students have been actively involved in the National Voter Registration Campaign on campus and at the Swap Meet, as well as at local campaign offices and polling stations. Service Learning continues to provide meaningful context for Harbor College students in service.
This fall 2012 Harbor College is also piloting a First Year Experience Program, with a cohort of 73 students who are all enrolled in Service Learning 100. These students participate in a variety of community service activities, reinforcing the time management and risk-taking skills they are learning in their Personal Development class as well as providing situations for them to be active observers/participants which they later describe in their English course assignments. By the end of this fallsemester, First Year Experience students will have provided more than 700 hours of service in their local community at projects such as Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Beach Clean-ups, PetSave’s Bunny Shelter, Toberman Neighborhood Center, Adopt a Stormdrain Foundation, local elementary schools, libraries and more. LAHC has dubbed these students “Seahawks in Service” and we look forward to continued learning through service for future cohorts.