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How do we become a Community Partner with Miami Dade College and Maintain our Standing as a Service-Learning Collaborator?

How do we become a Community Partner with Miami Dade College and Maintain our Standing as a Service-Learning Collaborator?

  • Contact the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy office nearest to your organization to verify eligibility requirements; e.g., 501(c)3 status, adequate location and supervisor availability for student training and orientation;
  • Attend one Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy New Community Partner Workshop (held bi-annually);
  • Complete an agency description (examples may be found by searching our database:  www.mdc.edu/serve) that details your agency's mission, outlines the service opportunities, lists the contact information, hours of operation, and any additional pertinent agency-specific information. This description will be incorporated into the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy’s online database;
  • Complete the Letter of Understanding
  • Schedule a site visit with the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy office nearest to your organization;
  • Receive and return calls in a timely manner from interested Miami Dade College service-learning students;
  • Interview service-learning student candidates to clarify responsibilities, expectations, and plan the student's service-learning assignment at your agency;
  • Complete the "Service-Learning Contract" in coordination with the service-learning student;
  • Provide the service-learning student with an appropriate orientation, all necessary training, and on-going supervision and support throughout their experience;
  • Report concerns/issues to the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, Contact Us;
  • Verify and sign the “Service-Learning Hour Report” each time the service-learner visits your site;
  • Complete the "Agency Evaluation," a brief end-of-the-term evaluation of the service experience for the service-learning student.



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