Service learning in the Latino community can take many forms. A few recent examples:
Students have worked with the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, an advisory group in the state government. Activities have ranged from revamping the commission Web site to researching grant and scholarship opportunities for the Latino community — all with the goal of improving access to information and services.
Students have collaborated with the Farm Workers Organizing Committee of Toledo, Ohio, to research migrant worker conditions and apply their findings to the group’s efforts for social change. One focus has been a campaign to improve the lives of tobacco workers in North Carolina.
Students conducting research with the Adult Basic and Literacy Education program in Knox County, Ohio, found that local Latinos were not taking advantage
of the agency’s services. So they initiated three projects: a “survival kit” for ESL