Service Learning

Service Learning Staff and Students with Gardening Tools

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.

Service Learning 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.


Healthy Corner

Assist pantry guests; restock shelves as needed. Contact Danielle Whitted for more details.

DATES & TIMES: Mondays | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Main Campus | Room 1157

MEDITATION MONDAYS: “Sustainability, Mind, Body & Soul”

Join Dr. Eric Myers of SSC’s Sustainability Committee and Dr. Shunda McGriff of Counselors Care for ways to reduce stress and anxiety through meditation. Contact Dr. McGriff or Dr. Myers for more details.

DATES & TIMES: Mondays | 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

LOCATION: Main Campus | MB Financial Bank Business Suite

tHE aRT & dESIGN dEPARTMENT – Gallery Assistance

Get involved in gallery monitoring, art installations, receptions, and more. Contact Eric Tucker for more details.

Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring PRogram

Become a literacy tutor for adults in need. Contact David Stephens for more details.

Other opportunities are offered by SSC community partners such as Junior Achievement and Restoration Ministries. For more info, contact Service Learning Coordinator Jennifer Medlen, ext. 5706.

Know Service Learning, Know Success

Know Service Learning, Know Success - SSC 360

Our Service Learning Partners

South Suburban College appreciates the generous support from the following Service Learning Partners:

  • Junior Achievement
  • Field Museum
  • Restoration Ministries
  • Mats for the Homeless
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Friends of the Forest Preserves
  • SSC Reading Center
  • SSC Student Life and Leadership
  • SSC Kindig Performing Arts Center
  • SSC Adult Literacy Program
  • SSC Green Club
  • Barbara W, Smith Family Center
  • McKinley Schools
  • United Way South-Southwest Suburban

For more information about getting involved in the Service Learning Program and volunteering opportunities, call (708) 596-2000, ext. 5706.