Community engagement and service is a key component of the UNC Asheville educational experience. The Adelaide Worth Daniels Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service-Learning is the hub of service on campus. Whether a one-time project, an ongoing service opportunity or an academic service-learning course, the goal of the Key Center is to provide a clear pathway for students, staff and faculty to engage with the surrounding communities, the nation and the world.
One important program of the Key Center is the Service-Learning Designated Course Program. Here, undergraduates actively engage in well-organized direct service projects and research in ways that respond to community-identified needs, while allowing students to reflect and learn about the connections between their courses and their community. Students completing a Public Service Project and at least six hours of Service-Learning dedicated coursework can earn recognition as Community Engaged Scholars.
"One thing that was really important to me at UNC Asheville was community service and community building," says Kaley Frye '13, recipient of the A.C. Reynolds Award and Thomas D. Reynolds Prize for Leadership and Campus Service. "I was able to cultivate that on campus and off campus, and my professors helped push me."
By giving to the Key Center, you encourage the next generation of students to take an active role in making our community, nation and world better.