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 Project Reach 

Service Inclusion for Community College Students

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Fourteen community colleges received grant awards for Project Reach: Service Inclusion for Community College Students, a four-year national initiative of AACC through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS) and its Engaging Persons with Disabilities, New Special Initiatives Program.

The colleges developed opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in service learning and co-curricular activities and learn life skills that will have an impact on their employment, careers, and personal development. Service learning combines classroom instruction with community service, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community. Project Reach included service learning opportunities for veterans and students in developmental education courses.

For more information on service learning and additional resources, visit Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse or AACC's Horizons Service Learning Project.

This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National & Community Service under Grant No. 5DSHDC002. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, the Corporation.

 Enriched and Inspired: Service Pathways to College Success

Photo: Cover image of Enriched & InspiredCommunity colleges serve a larger proportion of students with disabilities than any other segment of postsecondary education. This book provides a picture of efforts undertaken by 14 community colleges to engage students with disabilities in service. The colleges expanded or revised existing service learning programs; they also explored new ways to reach out to veterans and to students in developmental education courses, who were already on their campuses, but who had not been offered the full range of engagement opportunities enjoyed by their peers.


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