Edmonds CC students give $600,000 in volunteer labor
Edmonds College students gave more than 30,000 hours of service this year — the equivalent of $600,000 in volunteer labor — in the college's active service-learning program. Read on for more facts about the program and the names of individuals and groups honored at the year end Celebration of Service-Learning.
The Center for Service-Learning engages students, faculty and staff in service and learning activities with community organizations to help make our culture more sustainable.
- During 2008-2009 19 faculty have offered service-learning in 83 sections of 23 courses.
- 1,620 service-learning and co-curricular students volunteered for 30,000 hours of social and environmental service with 69 community partners. This service is equivalent to $607,966 in volunteer labor.
- 32 AmeriCorps members have contributed 9,323 hours of service to the campus and community.
- Since 2003, AmeriCorps members have earned $385,000 in education awards at Edmonds CC.
- The Center for Service-Learning supported a dozen service projects on weekends, holidays, and quarter breaks. Partners included the cities of Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Tacoma; University of Washington Pack Forest; Whidbey Institute; Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and Moran State Park.
- 74 students enrolled in the LEAF School (Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field School) and are providing 990 hours of environmental service.
- LEAF students surveyed beach deposition at Kayak Point; helped produced powwows; assisted Stillaguamish Tribe with broodstocking of Chinook; restored salmon habitat at local streams, rivers and estuaries; mentored youth at Cedar Valley Community School, Prove Alternative HS, Granite Falls Alternative HS and Foundation for Sustainable Community; cleaned up garbage on Lake Union, in the Ship Canal and along the Duwamish and Snohomish rivers; documented the presence of wildlife along I-90 corridor; removed invasive species from Jetty Island; and toured local sustainable farms and businesses.
The college received $266,382.50 in grants from external sources:
- Washington Campus Compact
- Learn and Serve America: $50,000
- Retention Project: $113,778
- Students in Service $62,937.50
- American Association of Community Colleges: $15,000
- Snohomish County Septic Research: $24,667
Service-Learning Student of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Students in Service Member of the Year
Service-Learning Faculty of the Year
Volunteer Group of the Year
S.A.V.E. the Earth Club
Community Partner of the Year
Campus Service-Learning Partner of the Year
AmeriCorps Retention Project
Penny GreenStudents in Service