September 2010

Getting Wisdom: The Transformative Power of Community Service-Learning

by Silver Donald Cameron

In 2004, there was a call for proposals for the Community Service-Learning program which received an overwhelming response. A dozen universities were funded by the Foundation, and many universities that did not receive grants also went on to launch programs using their own resources. Silver Donald Cameron, with his characteristic verve and immediacy, here tells the stories of several of these collaborations.

The best examples of the community service-learning initiatives taking place across Canada demonstrate how that engagement can mobilize knowledge, help solve problems, and create responsible citizens.

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Tags: Inclusion, Engaging Youth, Community Service-Learning

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