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Student Leadership and Service (SLS)

For Community Partners

The success of our work is
dependent upon mutually-beneficial
partnerships with nonprofits and schools. We value community partners as primary stakeholders of our work and co-educators of Lewis & Clark students.

 
SLS’ Partnership Opportunities for Community Partners

1. Host a service-learning project as part of a large-scale service day. Engage 15+ LC volunteers in meaningful volunteer service and learning activities that meet community-identified needs for 3 hours as part of New Student Orientation (click here to register interest) or LC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week celebration (click to register interest).

2. Host ongoing volunteer projects (weekly or monthly).
Engage 3+ LC volunteers in meaningful volunteer service and learning activities that meet community-identified needs (at least 1 hour per session/shift). Click here to register your interest in this opportunity. At the beginning of Fall term, student project leaders will choose their partner agencies by contacting you to schedule orientations and other project logistics. Please contact SLS Director Harold McNaron (click here) if you are interested in this opportunity.

3. Connect with New Student Trip participants.
Each year SLS coordinates two Portland-based overnight service-learning trips for new students. One trip highlights local economic justice workers while the other explores Portland-area environmental sustainability efforts. Please contact SLS Director Harold McNaron (click here) if you are interested in this opportunity.

Other ways to partner with Lewis & Clark College

1. Present at the Leadership Conference. Engage LC students in learning activities related leadership competencies at this annual leadership conference planned by various LC departments. Here’s a link to the Spring 2015 conference for more context about this program.

2. Recruit interns via our Career Center. Contact the Career Center for more information (click here).

3. Recruit & cost-share a community-based work-study student employee via our Human Resources Office. Contact Student Employment Coordinator Heather DeLancett for more information (click here).

4. Present at a student-organized symposium. Student leaders who plan these annual symposia may be interested in having community partners present on relevant topics:
a. Environmental Affairs Symposium (Fall)
b. Ray Warren Symposium on Race & Ethnicity (Fall)
c. Gender Studies Symposium (Spring)
d. International Affairs Symposium (Spring)

Didn’t find the partnership opportunity you were looking for? Please contact SLS Director Harold McNaron (click here) to discuss other ways we might work together.