Community-based service-learning has long been a vital part of La Sierra’s DNA. We incorporate it into our classes to support learn- ing goals. Art students, for example, can paint a community mural as one of their projects. Educational Psychology students work with pre-school children while observing their physical, mental, and emotional development. Service- learning strengthens students’ understanding of their community and commitment to it as citizens and Christians. In order to graduate, students must complete three service-learning courses.
La Sierra was named a 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Presidential Awardee. This award recognized all service experiences. All totaled, 1,888 students gave 84,771 hours during 2013 to help people and communities at home and around the world.
During our IGNITE program, students participate in iServe helping our community and making a difference in the lives of many.