- Service learning -- United States -- Evaluation,
- College students -- Services for
This report is an analysis of survey data from a grant involving community college campuses who received funding from the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) through a Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant as part of the Corporation for National and Community Service in an effort to expand the field of service-learning and civic engagement in diverse communities nationwide. The Accent on Student Success: Engaged Together for Service (ASSETS) grant intended to develop an intergenerational approach of service through projects that incorporated baby boomers, K-12, and community college students; promoted academic and civic engagement opportunities for disadvantaged youth by engaging middle and high school students in service-learning projects in their communities; supported previous LSAHE grantee work on service-learning homeland security projects; and facilitated professional development to all sub-grantee colleges, especially those initiating service-learning courses and programs. Survey data indicate overwhelming project success with nine out of ten college students reporting improved attitudes for academic learning and increased likelihood of involving themselves in community service in the future. In particular, the service-learning experience significantly increased students of color plans for completing their college degree. Nearly 90% of American Indian, Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino students agreed that after participating in service-learning, they are now more likely to complete a college degree.