Abstract and Research Question
Research Question: To what extent are Clark service learning classes engaging in a reciprocal relationship with community organizations in Worcester, MA?
Abstract: Students conducted formal and informal interviews with professors, students and community based partners to see what effect service learning classes have on local community organizations. the collected responses suggest that insufficient centralization of information and inconsistent communication adds difficulty to the relationships. Professors lack communication with each other thus assigning similar projects, and students lack a centralized information database for previous projects. The students concluded that a systematic monitoring of this process could lead to better communication, effectiveness, and productivity from all parties involved.
Community, Collaboration, Volunteer, Communication, Centralized Database
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Sarkis, Marianne; Canales, Charise; Kogan, Alyssa; Leaf, Jacqueline; Margolin, Shelby; and Testoni, Sarah, "Clark and the Community: Communication, Centralization and the Inherent Disconnect" (2011). Local Knowledge: Worcester Area Community-Based Research. 37.