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  • Service Learning & Outreach

    Mission

    The mission of the Service Learning and Community Outreach Program is to engage students and faculty in community-centered learning which is grounded in the Catholic, Benedictine, and liberal arts values of Saint Vincent College.

  • Facts About Outreach

    Below are a few of the proven benefits from participation in Service Learning courses:

    • Increases student's ability to retain course information 
    • Increases student's understanding of course material 
    • Reduces stereotypes, facilitates racial and cultural understanding 
    • Increases analytical skills 
    • Fosters a deeper bond between professors and students 
    • Positive effect on spiritual growth 
    • Positive effect on moral development
    • Students participating in SL are more likely to graduate and become involved in community service after college


    "Great care and concern are to be shown in receiving the poor ...because in them more particularly is Christ received; our very awe of the rich guarantees them special respect." - RB 53:15