In October 2006, AACC selected a group of community colleges to create and support replicable and sustainable models of service learning in the areas of education, public safety, human needs, and the environment. These colleges developed service learning programs in several disciplines with a variety of community partners, and engaged service learning students in producing multilingual products, services, and resources for community members.
Horizons mentee colleges included:
A team of four experienced service learning practitioners served as mentors and provided training and technical assistance to the Horizons mentee colleges.
Horizons mentor colleges included:
During the course of this project, participants at the Horizons mentee colleges made a significant impact on their communities. As of June 2008, service learning had been incorporated into 92 courses for the first time. Total figures reported by the colleges indicate that 2,305 students performed 55,381 hours of direct community service, worked with 164 faculty and administrators, and affected 430 agencies and schools and approximately 79,233 individuals.
To read more about these Horizons colleges, see the two AACC project publications: