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Spanish students read for literacy project

Still from Cinco Monitos video.When COVID-19 restrictions derailed her Spanish for Health Profession class’s regular partnership with local health and dental clinics to provide translation services, WSU Vancouver’s Cassandra Gulam quickly pivoted the scope of the service-learning project to aid the South Sound Reading Foundation (SSRF).

Located in near by Lacey, Wash., SSRF provides family education programming and reading engagement and incentive programs to ensure that every family has the tools they need to help their children learn to read. » More …

Service-learning boosts student success

Large group shot.In a first of its kind study at WSU, students taking introductory biology coupled with a service-learning project performed better academically and had improved first-year retention rates compared with students who did not participate in service-learning. The differences were most profound among first-generation and multicultural students.

The study titled “Service Learning as a Portal to First-Year Student Success”, is a collaborative project between » More …