Service Learning as Course Work

“This service learning experience has changed my concept of civic responsibility. Everything we did related back to the classroom.”

— Student

Examples of Service-Learning at MCC

  • Accounting Students in ACCT 214 work with women at the YWCA women’s shelter to learn money saving tips for budgeting and banking.
  • Foreign language Faculty and students bring cultural awareness to the Flint community through the Japan Fair.
  • Nutrition students in AHLT 112 educate the public at the Flint Farmers Market about nutrition labels and nutrients that help fight the absorption of lead.
  • Culinary Arts students in BAKE 102-206 teach the residents at Carriage Town Ministries basic baking skills at the annual Bake Fresh Friday event.
  • Honors students in HONS 250 take clowning seriously while making people smile with their anti-bullying assembly shows and their community appearances.
  • Dental Hygiene students in DHYG 224 use fun and games to teach preschoolers at The Early Childhood Learning Center about dental hygiene.
  • English students in ENGL 101 conduct “hands-on” research as community volunteers to learn about social agencies and their benefits to the community for reflective writing.
  • Developmental Students ENGL 099, RDNG 030, and ACLT 075 capture and preserve the personal histories of seniors in our multicultural communities one story at a time.
  • Psychology students in PSCY 291 share “memory boxes” to help the residents with memory loss at senior centers reminisce about positive memories in their lives.
  • MCC students across campus tutor in reading, writing, and math at Motherly Intercession which services children of incarcerated parents.
  • Cosmetology students and esthetics students perform hair and makeup services at the annual Help Portrait event that provides free family portraits and child ID kits to area residents in need.

“I learned the importance of being aware of your surroundings and adjusting yourself to where you are.”

— Student

  • Dental Hygiene faculty and students volunteer their time and energy at social service agencies in the community in their continuous commitment to quality care.
  • Dental Assisting students in DAST 115 host Dental Health Fair for second graders at Potter Elementary School as a way to give back to the community.
  • Accounting students in ACCT 214 partner with Hashtag Lunch Bag to collect and distribute care packages with warming and hygiene products for the homeless.
  • MCC faculty, staff, and their families serve as Service Saturday volunteers at social service agencies throughout the Flint community.
  • Accounting students volunteer to provide free tax preparation for qualifying individuals through the annual VITA program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
  • Spanish students host a Fiesta Friday for families of Potter Elementary to learn some Spanish language and connect with another culture.
  • Students in SPAN 282 partner with the University of Michigan Early Childhood Development Center to give preschoolers an early start on foreign language learning.
  • Students in ENGL 210 share picture books with kindergarten and first graders at Potter Elementary to support literacy and the joy of reading.
  • The Mott community joins together campus-wide to “make strides” in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Phi Theta Kappa and the Honor Society team up with The Linus Project for the annual MLK Day of Service to make no-sew fleece blankets for area agencies.
  • Physical Therapy Assisting students in PTA 205 and PTA 212 provide balance testing and small risk assessment to seniors at Lockwood of Fenton.

“We are responsible for our own actions, yes, but once we have been educated on a certain topic we also have the responsibility of sharing that knowledge with others.”

— Student

  • Spanish students and faculty celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with the community by sponsoring the Noche Caliente Event.
  • Mott Faculty, staff, and students from photography, early childhood, and criminal justice provide family portraits, family fun, and family safety at the Help Portrait event as a means of giving back to the community.
  • Psychology Students in PSYC 184 brought developmentally appropriate fun and games to the Residents at Whaley Children’s Center.
  • Nursing Faculty provided nursing students the opportunity to become hospice volunteers.
  • Psychology students in PSYC 291 help seniors with fine motor skills and dexterity by helping seniors make fleece blankets and toys for homeless pets.
  • Faculty, staff, and students along with community members served to enhance cultural awareness through the annual cultural fair.
  • MCC faculty, staff, and students host the annual Region V Science Olympiad day of competition for middle school and high school students from four area counties.
  • Psychology students in PSYC 281 serve at the Friday Socials for children and teens with Spectrum Disorders at the Autism Resource Support Center.