Examples of Service-Learning Projects
Students can help local organizations maximize their financial processes, prepare taxes, perform audits, etc.
Students can assist local schools in creating art programs or sustaining art programs.
Students can assist in local medical health fairs providing services on behalf of the organization.
Students can create business and/or strategic plans for small organizations to aid in fund search, business growth, improved service capacity, etc.
Students can assist local organizations in preparing media releases for programming and upcoming events.
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.
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.
Students can tutor young people in various languages while strengthening their own language and cultural learning.
Students can write news pieces, obituaries, and calendar of event pieces for the local paper newspapers.
Students can develop their writing ability by preparing marketing materials for community-based organizations.
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.
Students can strengthen math skills by tutoring youth at local organizations’ after school programs or in Detroit Public Schools.
Students can design and create a playground for a community organization.
Students can serve as supplemental music instructors in local schools where music programs don’t exist.
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.
Students can serve at local agencies as a way to learn about community-based methods for empowering families and communities.
Students work with community-based organizations and public health agencies to develop health education workshops and informational fairs.
Students can learn and put to use sociological theories and concepts while serving special populations through local organizations.
Students can work at agencies that serve women in many capacities while studying women's roles in the organizations and service population.