Community Engagement

As Faculty Chair of Service Learning, I work with the staff of the Office of Service Learning to promote and support service learning at the University.  We help faculty  develop service-learning projects where students can contribute to and learn from the community beyond campus.

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Students in my “Literacy and Language” (EN 172) regularly participate in Fairfield University’s partnership with Cesar A. Batalla School.  There they gain first-hand experience with literacy by tutoring second graders in reading and writing.

 

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Preparing for the GED writing exam

I am grateful to have been involved for many years with Mercy Learning Center, a literacy center for women.  The Center provides basic literacy and life skills to nearly 1,000 low-income women a year, helping them learn English, attain a high school diploma, achieve U.S. citizenship, and gain skills to lead their families and communities.