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WNY Service Learning Coalition (Wnyslc)

Founded in 2001, The Western New York Service-Learning Coalition (WNYSLC) is a growing collaboration of colleges, universities and community organizations.  The vision of the WNYSLC is to become the hub for service-learning in Western New York and to serve as a conduit for community organizations seeking service-learning students as well as for higher education institutions placing them.  Click on WNYSLC for more information.

wnyslc organizational documentation

community Based members

In order to maximize the experience of students, WNYSLC has established relationships with a significant number of community-based agencies.  Each agency offers a valuable experience for students that complements their educational experience in the classroom.  Click on Community-Based Members for a list of participating agencies.

WNyslc faculty fellows

The WNYSLC Faculty Fellowship program is based on a model developed by the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center at Buffalo State College. The intensive training features nationally recognized practitioners in service-learning who will provide participants with the foundational knowledge needed to understand the theory and practice of service-learning.  

The Fellowship program provides instruction to help faculty members facilitate their students' diverse experiences and includes a tour of a neighborhood and community organizations. Fellows will also have the opportunity to meet a number of community partners and discuss their potential courses and project ideas. Institutional meetings allow Fellows to meet with a service-learning coordinator or administrator from their home institution to discuss specific questions and logistics.  More information.....

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