Service Learning Quick Facts
During the 2015-16 academic year, 2, 840 students in 118 courses provided 97,220 hours of service in 415 community agencies and schools throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties. The monetary value of this service, calculated using the Independent Sector Value ofCommunity and Volunteer Service, totals $2,290,503. 20.
Service learning has a great impact on our students as well, helping them to become more socially responsible and engaged community members and graduates. Student evaluation of the service learning experience in 2015-16 shows that:
· 97% of students feel that their attitude toward service has become more positive.
· 93% of students feel that they made a meaningful contribution to the community.
· 88% of students feel more comfortable participating in the community.
· 85% of students feel a strong sense of commitment to being involved in the community.
Perhaps most importantly, strong relationships are being formed between CSUMB students and our community – 54%of service learning students state that they plan to stay at their service site after their course has ended.
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