Service-learning is a method of teaching and learning that combines and pursues both Academic Achievement and community service in a seamless weave, requiring the use of effective Reflection exercises. The goal of service-learning is to develop the skills, sensitivities, and commitments necessary for effective Citizenship in a democracy. Your service-learning experience will take place with a “community partner,” a non-profit or government agency (e.g. schools, hospitals, various offices/departments, etc.). You are not graded on your volunteering or service (although you do have a minimum number of required hours and there are high expectations for your quality of work at the agency) but on the learning that takes place over the semester.