Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Examples of Service-Learning Projects

Supporting undergraduate and graduate learning and research in community-based sites.

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE
Students can help local organizations maximize their financial processes, prepare taxes, perform audits, etc.

ART
Students can assist local schools in creating art programs or sustaining art programs.

BIOLOGY, NURSING
Students can assist in local medical health fairs providing services on behalf of the organization.

BUSINESS
Students can create business and/or strategic plans for small organizations to aid in fund search, business growth, improved service capacity, etc.

COMMUNICATION
Students can assist local organizations in preparing media releases for programming and upcoming events.

EDUCATION
Students can work with Detroit Public Schools in different capacities (depending on the subject area of the class) to enhance their preparation for potential teaching in a metropolitan city.

FASHION DESIGN
Students can design and construct clothing for various local organizations, shelters, etc; (2) costumes for local schools theater departments; uniforms for children of DPS that have a need.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Students can tutor young people in various languages while strengthening their own language and cultural learning.

JOURNALISM
Students can write news pieces, obituaries, and calendar of event pieces for the local paper newspapers.

MARKETING, ENGLISH
Students can develop their writing ability by preparing marketing materials for community-based organizations.

MARKETING
Students can create a marketing plan for a local bank to increase the number of college aged students who do banking with the financial institutions.

MATH, ENGINEERING
Students can strengthen math skills by tutoring youth at local organizations’ after school programs or in Detroit Public Schools.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Students can design and create a playground for a community organization.

MUSIC EDUCATION
Students can serve as supplemental music instructors in local schools where music programs don’t exist.

NURSING, BIOLOGY
Students can provide research and practical services to community organizations to learn about human growth and development, the influence of people's environment on their health, etc.

PSYCHOLOGY
Students can serve at local agencies as a way to learn about community-based methods for empowering families and communities.

PUBLIC HEALTH
Students work with community-based organizations and public health agencies to develop health education workshops and informational fairs.

SOCIOLOGY
Students can learn and put to use sociological theories and concepts while serving special populations through local organizations.

WOMEN'S STUDIES
Students can work at agencies that serve women in many capacities while studying women's roles in the organizations and service population.