Posted on May 17, 2016 by Tia Lalani

This year, Augustana’s CSL program is a finalist for an Alberta Emerald Award!

edit-Alliah Krahn CSL 2Augustana arguably leads the post-secondary sector in the area of community service learning. By the time they graduate, over 75% of our students have completed a placement and many have completed more than one.

As a result, Augustana students have made contributions to the community in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Developed environmental education programs for schools & youth programs;
  • Mentored grade 7 science students;
  • Coordinated a Community Kitchen program at the Camrose Public Library;
  • Delivered activity programs for senior and youth;
  • Participated in health & wellness programs with healthcare providers;
  • Created marketing plans for local businesses.

“CSL is particularly effective because it links professors and community members as partners in advancing students’ learning,” says Dean Berger, “and it allows students to make real-world contributions that have the potential to shape their future aspirations and contribute to the development of their leadership skills.”

Our CSL programs are even starting to attract recognition across the province. This year, we are a finalist for an Emerald Award!

The Alberta Emerald Foundation recognizes and celebrates environmental excellence achieved across Alberta. Since 1992, Emerald Awards have recognized over 475 finalists and 280 recipients who have demonstrated creative thinking and innovation in environmental management systems, technologies and education programs.

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