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Service Learning Stories

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From Arizona Illustrated

Student-Led Service Learning in Guatemala

Migrants At Mexico-Guatemala Border Face Health IssuesA multidisciplinary group of students from the College developed and implemented a service learning course in in May 2012 exploring the complexities of migration and health disparities at the Mexico/Guatemala border. This year, another course is being developed, and students are actively raising funds to make it possible, including a yard sale fundraiser on February 8, and several small grants. To learn more about the 2014 course, visit their Guatemala Border Health Service Learning website. Click here to view the powerpoint presentation (as a pdf) from their September 2012 presentation. Click on the photo at the right to view the Arizona Public Media story and learn more about this exciting experience.

Border Health Service Learning Institute in Action

Service Learning in Phoenix

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health students spent a week in the community, gardening and collaborating with social service groups in an intensive service learning course. Ten master’s students participated in the course that ran from March 10th through Friday March 15th, 2013, at community schools and agencies.

The students worked with Tiger Mountain Foundation at their community garden located at 836 E. South Mountain Ave and at Valley View Elementary Schools, 8220 S. 7th Ave., in Phoenix.

Faculty and students collaborated with the Valle del Sol Red Mountain Service Center, 1209 S. 1st Ave. and Central Arizona Shelter Services, 230 S. 12th Ave., to better understand the public health needs of the individuals they will serve. All three agencies are in central Phoenix.

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