Learn and Serve announcement and call for proposals

June 11, 2002

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, The University of Pittsburgh and the Corporation for National Service Learning are pleased to announce the schools that have been awarded the 2002 Learn and Serve grant awards.

Service learning as defined by the Corporation for National Service, is an innovative method of teaching and learning that integrates community service activities into academic curricula. The 2002 grantees submitted innovative approaches to service learning in their applications, and will be implementing these ideas in the Fall 2002 term.

Ten grants of $8,000 each were awarded to the following schools and professors to implement their vision of service learning:

California State University at Fullerton - Eric Solberg Ph.D
University of the District of Columbia - Clavin Fields
East Carolina University - Sharon Ballard Ph.D and Angela Smith
Holyoke Community College - Jackie Griswold Ph.D
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Teresa Shellenbarger Ph.D
Langston University - Kathy Goff Ph.D
Southwest Missouri State University - Susan Hinck Ph.D
University of North Texas - Cheryl Harding Ph.D
Middle Tennessee State University - Catherine Stogner Ph.D
State University of West Georgia - Janice Purk Ph.D

Applications were reviewed and final awardees were determined in April by a seven member selection committee led by AGHE and University of Pittsburgh staff. The selection criteria included the program's design, it's timeline, the university's organizational capacity, and the potential for sustainability of the program. For more information on the Learn and Serve program, visit the AGHE website at http://www.aghe.org, or the Generations Together site at http://www.gt.pitt.edu.

The next round of funding for Intergenerational Service Learning through this grant from the Corporation for National Service Learning will be selected later this year. Requests for Proposals will be available on June 1st, 2002. The proposals will be due to the reviewers by July 1st, 2002. The awards will be given for a class to be held in Spring 2003, and the award will be effective from September 1st, 2003 to July 31st, 2004. To apply for the next round of funding, contact Merrille Weissman at merrilw+@pitt.edu for an RFP.

The Gerontological Society of America

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