Through the Service-Learning Program at Warren Wilson College, students expand their education while simultaneously addressing issues of social and environmental justice.
Service experiences enable students to
While the Work Program primarily serves the needs of the College community, the Service- Learning Program reaches beyond Warren Wilson boundaries to address needs in other communities. Students serve locally with a wide variety of organizations such as the Mountain Area Child and Family Center, Asheville Buncombe County Education Coalition, Mountain Housing Opportunities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hospitality House Shelter, Clean Water for NC, and MANNA Food Bank. Service is also a component of Warren Wilson WorldWide field courses, located in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Students often initiate their own projects to match individual interests and skills. In addition, professors include service-learning experiences within the context of specific courses, and the Service-Learning Program advertises and plans many projects and educational events. Personal commitment to a service project varies from one day experiences, to break trips, to semester-long, year-long, or four-year experiences. Many students continue their service projects after graduation; some secure jobs through their service experiences.