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Photo Gallery Highlights Service Learning Students With Community Partners

A photo gallery is currently on display at College Hill Coffee in Winfield.  The photos highlight Southwestern College service learning students from Leadership, Discipleship, and Green Team working with community partners.  The photos will be on display until May 3.

A total of 16 community partners are recognized in the photo gallery.

“The service learning programs are so grateful to have partners in the community willing to give college students a chance to execute voice and ownership in civic matters,” says Lindsay Wilke, assistant director for Leadership Southwestern.  “Our community partners are unique individuals and organizations who provide students with opportunities to plan service projects and grow as individuals; they are willing to take risks in order to create positive change.  They deserve to be recognized for the wonderful work that they do.”

A special subset of the gallery highlights photos taken by students in the Hunger course currently underway at Southwestern. 

“As a part of the college’s 2012-2013 focus on the issue of hunger, students in the course grabbed cameras and attempted to capture what hunger looks like on campus and in the community,” Wilke says.  “The gallery provides a unique perspective of the issue.  The photos touch on issues of food waste and disparity, as well as problems with processed food and emotional hunger.”
           
Photos for this subset of the gallery were paid for via a grant from the Sodexho Foundation through Youth Service America in honor of Global Youth Service Day.  Also through the grant, students were given $340 to spend on causes that impact the issue of hunger and that tied to hunger course research.
           
College Hill Coffee is located at 403 Soward St. in Winfield.