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Academic Service-Learning

The Office of Academic Service-Learning is available to assist you as we prepare to serve our communities both virtually and in-person. We look forward to working with all students and faculty and wish you a happy, healthy semester!

Please feel free to visit us in Lourdes Hall this semester:
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-3pm

Schedule AS-L Virtual Office Hours Visit our virtual AS-L opportunities on GivePulse Visit all AS-L Service Opportunities on GivePulse
This year's Faculty Convocation Award is presented to Dr. Shruti Deshpande! Dr. Deshpande has been working closely with AS-L since 2017 and truly embodies the mission of St. John's University.

The 2021 Faculty Convocation Award is presented to Dr. Shruti Deshpande! Dr. Deshpande has been working closely with AS-L since 2017 and truly embodies the mission of St. John's University. Click here for more information on our outstanding recipient! 

Resources

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GivePulse Tutorials

These documents provide you with information and instructions for getting started with GivePulse.

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Contact Us

Please be in touch with a member of the AS-L team with any questions.

General Inquiries
[email protected]
718-990-8331

Louis Saavedra, Assistant Director
718-990-6499
[email protected]

Lorraine Wright, Coordinator
718-990-3415
[email protected]

Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) at St. John’s University is a classroom/ experiential site-based program that involves students in some form of required community service that benefits the common (public) good and uses service as a means of understanding course concepts. The service activity meets course objectives, and through reflection students examine issues pertaining to social justice and responsibility.

Areas of Service

  • Hunger/Homelessness
  • Healthcare
  • Education/Youth Services
  • Civic Engagement
  • Special Projects

Five Validating Factors of Academic Service-Learning

  1. Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) must be part of an academic course, with a designated number of service hours and specific learning objectives
  2. It must serve a real and existing need identified by the community agency
  3. It must be for course credit only; no financial reward for service
  4. There must be a reciprocal relationship – service reinforces learning and  learning strengthens service; benefits for both SJU students and the community site
  5. Academic Service-Learning must have a reflective component

Learn More About AS-L

Office of Academic Service-Learning
Vincentian Institute for Social Action

Virtual Office Hours:

Make an appointment here.

General Inquiry
718-990-8331
[email protected]

Louis Saavedra, Assistant Director
718-990-6499
[email protected]

Lorraine Wright, Coordinator
718-990-3415
[email protected]