The mission of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement is to collaborate with the campus community and external stakeholders in an effort to increase the quality of student learning, engagement, and civic roles as realized within intentional and mutually beneficial community service-learning experiences that uphold the University's mission and Franciscan values.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Madonna University Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement (OS-LCE) is adapting its outreach and programming to help protect the safety of our community members. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Each October, Franciscan Day of Service is an opportunity to join local organizations in service as part of our Mission & Heritage Week. In 2021 more than 300 members of the Madonna community participated. Partner organizations have included Arts & Scraps, Cross Catholic, Life Remodeled, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, Motor City Mitten Mission, Piquette Square, St. Priscilla Catholic Church, and Urban Neighborhood Initiatives.
The Ford Community Corps program is a grant initiative that enables students, faculty, and staff to implement service programs around metro Detroit. In the 2020-2021 academic year, over $22,600 went toward FCC projects at MU.Ford Community Corps
During MLK Week, students serve in the southeast Michigan community as we look inwards to reflect upon leadership and diversity. From cleaning up trails to providing goods for people who are homeless, a range of service projects honors the legacy of Dr. King.
Community-led and nonprofit organizations are essential partners in service at Madonna. Recent partnerships include Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, Motor City Mitten Mission, the Detroit Zoo, Arts & Scraps, Zaman International, and more.
In collaboration with Campus Life, community service activities take place throughout each semester, allowing students to explore new and different opportunities to engage with their community.
The MU curriculum includes a robust selection of academic service-learning (SL) courses. In alignment with national standards, as well as our mission and values, faculty across the colleges offer students the chance to enrich the classroom experience with service at local organizations.
The MU Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement provides a nonpartisan space for students to participate in democracy through voter registration, fellowships, and communication with civic leaders.
Madonna University maintains the elective Carnegie Foundation Classfication for Community Engagement. This is a testament to our commitment to live our Core Value of serving others; enrich community-engaged scholarship; enhance teaching and learning; and prepare our students to contribute to the public good.