Academic Service-Learning Projects Examples

Lisa Benton-Short: Urban Sustainbility Geography students studying Urban Sustainability worked at one of three community-based organizations. Rodrigue created this video highlighting the impact of the Anacostia Watershed Society's work. See the video he produced for AWS here.
Abbie Weiner: Interpersonal Communication Students worked in small groups with Thrive DC staff to build capacity at the nonprofit. Megan, Mallory, and Tori investigated ways the organization could better serve children in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, ultimately proposing a partnership with the DC Homeless Children's Playtime Project. See their presentation here.
Phyllis Ryder: Writing for Social Change Students worked as study hall aides and mentors with the Higher Achievement program while researching the opportunity gap for middle school youth and its possible solutions. See Ina, Ligia, and Shane's Presentation.
Anna Helm: International Perspectives in Green Business Student groups worked with partners like Miriam's Kitchen and Hoyer P. Montessori School incorporating international best practices into their green consulting projects. See Jared and Stefanie's presentation on their work with Growers First.

Neal Chalofsky:
Organizational Change II

Students training to be professional consultants worked with various non-profits to review organizational management, programs, and more. Learn about one group's work with Women Who Care Ministries.

Emily Morrison: 
Supervised Experiences in Human Services

Students served 100 hours with community-based organizations, meeting bi-weekly to reflect and review readings and related research. Check out Mario and Samantha's projects.

Sam Steen: Foundations in School Counseling
Working with Lifestarts at H.D. Woodson High School, graduate students helped raise youth math and reading scores--and learned real-world skills for their future professions. Learn about their course. Or watch the video clip!

Tarek Maassarani: Community Peace-Building
Students learning about the power of sustained dialogue in their Community Peace Building course organized several local dialogue series at MLK, Jr. Library, Deanwood Peace Fellowship Church, and more. Read about their work here.



For GW, a Day of Service

More than 600 volunteers spent the day working on community projects and honoring King's life and legacy.

University Holds Children's Book Drive

The GW community is coming together to donate books for local nonprofit organizations.

Volunteers Empower Communities Worldwide

Alternative break participants tackled environmental and economic issues while amassing 6,000 service hours on their collective trips.