SUNY Buffalo State hopes to create long-term, meaningful partnerships with community agencies through service-learning, volunteering, and other experiential opportunities for students. These partnerships, designed to benefit both the students and the community, are the result of an increasing understanding nationwide that higher education institutions have a responsibility to the communities in which they are located. Students benefit from these experiential learning opportunities; communities benefit from the knowledge and assistance of student learners; and classroom curricula can come to life through student contact with the knowledge, experience, and expertise in the adjoining community. Service-learning is an important and growing movement in civic engagement and education at SUNY Buffalo State.
How the Civic and Community Engagement Office can help:
Identify students who share your organization’s mission.
Connect with periodic and one-time student volunteers through events, including Bengals Dare to Care community service day and Alternative Break.
Update your current volunteer opportunities in our electronic volunteer posting database known as BengalLink.
Connect with faculty who are looking for partnerships in their service-learning courses.
How Community Partners can help:
Partner with a service-learning course to link classroom learning with community priorities.
Provide students with opportunities to gain skills and support your organization in tutoring, advertising, dance, problem-solving, education, and much more.
Support an effective strategy for enhancing student learning, improving the educational experience, and fostering civic engagement.
Community Partner Meetings:
Upcoming community partner meetings will be announced in our community partner newsletter or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We generally coordinate community partner meetings in December/January and June/July.
These meetings will provide you with an opportunity to meet with the office staff and SUNY Buffalo State faculty to discuss service-learning partnerships for the upcoming semester. You will be able to discuss future service-learning project ideas and network with other non-profit organizations.
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