Attention faculty: Service-Learning offers students alternative Spring Break in Central Florida

Faculty members Sara Malley and Maria Sills will teach linked courses during spring semester that include an alternative Spring Break trip that focuses on an immersive Service-Learning experience.

Faculty are asked to tell their students about the opportunity, but they should be aware that the classes are corequisites, so students need to sign up for both at the same time. Malley is teaching SOCI 1020 Social Problems, and Sills is teaching SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II. The only prerequisite to taking either class is SPAN 1010.

Students won’t be able to register for the linked courses directly, so they should contact Malley or Sills directly: semalley@pstcc.edu or masills@pstcc.edu.

The classes will offer students the opportunity to travel to Florida during Spring Break, March 5-9, and learn about history, social justice issues, and culture. Participants will assist at Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka. The center works to empower the immigrant and working poor communities of Central Florida.

Service hours that accumulate during the trip may be counted as Service-Learning hours on a student’s transcript.