The Service Learning Initiative is a joint initiative of the University of Arkansas Provost Office and Honors College. In May 2014 the Service Learning Committee, co-chaired by Jennie Popp, Ph.D. and Angela Oxford, was seated with representatives from each University College as well as the Honors College, University Libraries, Graduate School and International Education/ Study Abroad and the Teaching and Faculty Support Center. The purpose of this committee is to organize and enhance service learning at University of Arkansas. For more information or questions about how your agency or program might participate please contact Angela Oxford.
“Working with the Nonprofit Marketing students from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business was a very positive experience for Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. The students quickly grasped the value of the life-changing services we provide for abused and neglected children and the challenge we face in securing the resources necessary to makes such transformations possible. They then provided us with some salient insights and recommendations on avenues we might pursue to garner additional support to help us carry out our mission. Additionally, several of the students became particularly impassioned about our cause and have become our advocates, helping us reach their generation and people within their spheres of influence with our core messages. We are firm believers in the Cause Marketing approach to practical education, which pairs ‘real-world’ learning experiences with much-needed support for community-based non-profits.”
-Steve Schotta, Executive Director, Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter