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Training the trainers: student University Service Advocates

California State University, Monterey Bay - CA, California
President: Peter Smith

At California State University, Monterey Bay, students are eased into service-learning by University Service Advocates. Each summer, 14 students are trained as Service Advocates, receiving a month-long intensive course in the pedagogy and practice of service-learning at the school s Leadership Academy. Service Advocates then work as service-learning teaching assistants with faculty and support students by working directly with local community organizations to help facilitate placements.

From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy



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