Service Learning

Students making mats for the homeless.

Students putting wreaths on graves.

The Service Learning Program is an instructional method that combines service in the community with academic learning in the classroom wherein the objectives of the course are linked to service-learning. Students learn and develop through active participation in an organized service activity. By reflecting on their service activity, students increase their understanding of course content, appreciate the relevance of the course to everyday life, foster a sense of social and civic responsibility and increase self-worth through meaningful contribution to the community. This is an exciting new way to learn and apply textbook learning to real-world issues.

Fall 2022 Service Projects

Students can earn and track their service-learning credits by creating a free account, any time, on their device at, using their SSC student ID# and entering group code 00335A (Student Life and Leadership) or the code indicated for the specific event. The list of opportunities continues to grow and will be updated in the coming weeks.


  • Adult Literacy Tutors
  • Volunteer to help improve the reading skills in our adult community. Contact David Stephens.
  • DATES: This is an ongoing event.
  • LOCATION: SSC Main Campus Room 2475

  • Domestic Violence Bystander Intervention Training
  • To attend, students MUST RSVP by emailing Program Director Alexandra Glumac with the date they’d like to attend. Confirmation will be sent along with the ZOOM meeting link for virtual trainings.
  • DATES: See this flyer for available sessions.
  • LOCATION: MB Financial Business Suite

  • Healthy Corner
  • Assist pantry guests; restock shelves when needed. Contact Danielle Whitted.
  • DATES: Mondays 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • LOCATION: Bremen Room (next to SSC Cafeteria)

  • Community Garden Fall Cleanup
  • Clear garden plots of debris to prepare them for the winter months. Contact Millicent Collier or Eric Myers.
  • DATE: October 21 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
  • LOCATION: Community Garden next to Athletic & Physical Fitness Center

  • SSC Fall Garden Produce Giveaway
  • Help to package/distribute garden fresh produce on campus. Contact Eric Myers.
  • DATES: Thursday, September 28 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • LOCATION: Main Campus Atrium

  • Campus Fall Cleanup
  • Clear campus grounds including wooded areas of debris to beautify SSC. Contact Eric Myers.
  • DATES: October 14 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
  • LOCATION: SSC Main Campus North near pavilion

  • Fall Holiday Food & Toiletries Drive
  • Collect food and personal care items to be donated to our neighbors in the community. Contact Millicent Collier.
  • DATES: November 4-18

  • South Holland Heritage Haul 5K Fun Walk/Run
  • SSC TEAM IS FORMED. You can cheer others as they cross the Finish Line. Contact Jennifer Medlen.
  • DATES: September 10 7:30 am
  • LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Park

  • UIC Project Sidewalk Map-a-thon
  • Virtual street tour – Help make the streets and sidewalks more accessible by locating barriers such as curbs that should be removed.attendees will have easy access to a computer for the mapping tool training. Once trained, students will be able to earn additional S-L credits by contributing data they collect individually in the online tool. Contact Millicent Collier, Omar Sheriff or Davina Davis.
  • DATES: on November 3rd
  • LOCATION: Main Campus Room 2345



Weekly opportunities are offered by SSC Community Partners such as Junior Achievement and Restoration Ministries. For more details, contact Service Learning Coordinator Millicent Collier, ext. 2664.