Benefits and Overview

Service Learning is a teaching-learning method that integrates community engagement into the curriculum. Some benefits include:

  • Fulfillment of real needs
  • Volunteer development
  • Linkage with the college/institution
  • Increased service to clientele
  • Availability of unfunded resources

Project Types

Examples of Service Learning projects:

  • a graphic design course creates posters for events for a non-profit;
  • an environmental science course writes a proposal to make a small business more “green”;
  • a technical writing course performs a usability study on a set of instructions or an organization’s website;
  • a communications course offers a seminar on interpersonal problem-solving in the workplace;
  • a math course collects trash and recycling from an area to calculate locations with the most litter, then presents the data in a presentation

Community Partners

Community Partners we’ve worked with in the past include:

  • Community Forklift
  • The Community Financial Center at PGCC
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • PGCC Cares

Become a Partner

If you are interested in partnering with Prince George’s Community College classes, please visit the link below to complete the Community Partner Interest Form. Once you’ve completed the form, someone will be in touch with you to discuss potential service-learning projects.

Community Partner Interest Form