Our Mission: The Service Learning and Civic Engagement Office provides students, faculty, staff and community partners with the opportunity to engage in fulfilling and challenging learning opportunities to serve the unmet needs of diverse populations, develop leadership skills, and enhance lives through community engagement opportunities.
Service Learning combines community-based service with classroom instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address community-identified needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community. (National Center for Service-Learning)
Civic Engagement is working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. (Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, AASCU Rubric)
Volunteer Opportunities are listed under the "Community Partners" link on the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Center web page. Students may choose to get involved with volunteer activities on their own or for a class assignment. As individual volunteers we ask that you complete the tracking and liability forms found here so we can track your community involvement and recognize it when requested.
Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Rd • Cumberland, MD 21502
Dr. Diane McMahon (Faculty Director) DMcMahon@allegany.edu
Lisa Readd (SL/CE Coordinator) LReadd@student.allegany.edu
301-784-5306 • 301-784-5060 (Fax) • 301-784-5001 (TDDY)
We are located in the Humanities Building in Room H48 at the Cumberland Campus
and supervised by the ACM Democracy Commitment Committee.