service learning

Spanish students read for literacy project

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 […]

Service-learning boosts student success

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 […]

Students analyze data, volunteer to aid homeless

Eyes were opened and hearts touched as students in a WSU Tri‑Cities psychology statistics course recently worked with homeless people at Tri‑City Union Gospel Mission. Each semester, Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor of psychology, has her students work with a local service-based organization to provide a real-world experience and “a practical look into how they […]