Welcome to the Service-Learning Program at Marymount College
Service is a key component in the College’s mission statement and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes. Anchored by the core principles of our founders, The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, our Marymount community makes a concerted effort to reflect the RSHM call to respond to the needs of our time and to work with others in action for evangelical justice. Each year Marymount students, faculty and staff perform hours of service in the greater Los Angeles community in order to help others while applying what they learn to the classroom curriculum. This powerful form of education benefits all involved.
The Center for Service-Learning promotes excellence in teaching and learning through service. Guided by the undergraduate curriculum, the Service-Learning program seeks to provide integrated service experiences that enhance the curriculum and serve as an integral element in each student’s academic experience. Following the tradition of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, we support members of the Marymount community who reach out to others through active and reflective service.
The Center forService-Learning will enhance Marymount’s mission by connecting classroom curriculum and community needs in dynamic service experiences. Through integrating Service-Learning as a core educational practice, we will create opportunities to expand our relationships with the broader community in mutually beneficial and inspiring ways.
We strive to offer meaningful academic experiences that:
Sample Service Learning Classes
Interdisciplinary 117: “The Art of Being Human”- 28 hours at Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor or participation in an independent service project (3 sections)
Sociology 250: “Race, Ethnicity and Gender”- Participate in the L.A. Marathon’s 5K Run/Walk as a fundraiser for the Asian Pacific Community Fund
Sociology 320: “Human Migration”- Interview Project with the resulting written chronicle given as a gift to the interviewee
ENG 260: “Literature of American Ethnic Groups”- Serve at LA Times “Festival of Books” and attend Spoken Word production at USC
HED 130: “Human Sexuality” - Film/Presentation Project and attendance at the Canyon Verde Carnival
AS133: “Food in America” – Work at the LA Regional Food Bank followed by group lunch that is connected to a larger class project
Science 140: “Plants and Civilization”- Lab to George F Canyon and creation of a coloring book for the PV Nature Conservancy related to the Canyon
Science 170: “Ecology of Humans”- Students provide seven hours of service at environmentally focused agency and tie learning back to classroom curriculum
BUS 270: “Small Business Management”- Support the Junior Achievement Project at San Pedro High School
BUS 316: “Entrepreneurship II”- Run a small business incubator available to both the Marymount and greater community each Monday. Plus, support the Junior Achievement Project at San Pedro High School
Psychology 205: “ Child and Adolescent Development”- At agency of choice, students volunteer for eight hours and apply learning to course content in a reflective paper
Psychology 105H: “General Psychology Honors”- At agency of choice, students volunteer for eight hours and apply learning to course content in a reflective paper
Psychology 380: “ Applied Intercultural Psychology ”- At agency of choice, students volunteer for seven hours, offer one one-hour intercultural presentation at the PEACE Center and apply learning to course content in a reflective paper
Psychology /Interdisciplinary/ Global Studies 296: “Field Practicum” – serve Marymount community through the promotion of intercultural projects at the PEACE Center for 45 hours throughout the semester