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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

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 or our Martin Luther King, Jr. Week celebration.

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). 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 justice efforts. Please contact SLS Director Harold McNaron (click here) if you are interested in this opportunity.

4. Present a Leadership Education workshop. Engage LC students in learning activities related leadership competencies such as effective community-building strategies, trauma-informed care practices or asset-based community development tactics. Please contact SLS Director Harold McNaron (click here) if you are interested in this opportunity.

Other ways to partner with Lewis & Clark College

1. Recruit interns and employees via our Career Center. Lewis & Clark’s Career Center offers the ability to post internships and jobs for free on Handshake as well participate in on-campus recruiting events (e.g.: tabling, networking/meetups, career fair, employer focus group). Please fill out the employer relations interest form online, visit our employer website, or contact Amanda Wheaton, Employer Relations Coordinator at hire@lclark.edu to receive information on how to best recruit L&C talent for your organization!

2. 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.