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5-13-14 PLEASE NOTE:  THE CURRENT SERVICE LEARNING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ARE UNDER REVISION.  NEW REQUIREMENTS, SERVICE GUIDELINES, SERVICE TRACKING FORMS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE BY 6-1-14.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

 

Please click on the link for a current list of Service Learning Projects that need student participation and could qualify as an Individual Project:   3.18.14 current opportunities

In addition, there are some local community organizations who have contacted MHS with some real community needs!  Please consider how your own interests or courses may help you to design a project to meet one of these needs.  If interested in one of these projects, students must still follow the steps and sumbit the forms listed on the 'Individual Projects' page.

Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM):  MOM is a non-profit that is leading a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and end hunger for people throughout Middleton, West Madison and Cross Plains.  Through the support of business partners, area schools and faith communities, as well as numerous individuals and service organizations, MOM provides - free of charge - food, clothing, housing assistance, emergency financial assistance, and special services for seniors.  Here are some ideas from MOM: MOMSideas.pdf

St.Vincincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul is one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world, founded in 1833 in France by seven  student including Frederic Ozanam. The young Frederic, a Catholic, wanted to help the poor of all religions during the industrial revolution.  Contact St. Vincent de Paul to see how you can help meet community needs.  http://svdpmadison.org/

Friends of the Performing Arts Center:  The Friends of the Performing Arts Center (FPAC) is a non-profit, incorporated group comprised of local citizens with a variety of backgrounds committed to nurturing both cultural and performing arts within the schools and surrounding communities.  FPAC is looking for students to help design and upkeep a Facebook page.  Contact FPAC to see how you can help meet community needs.  http://www.friendspac.org/

Middleton Senior Center:  The purpose of the Senior Center is:

  • To coordinate programs and services for older adults that help maintain their dignity and independence.
  • To provide older adults with a variety of educational and
    recreational opportunities.
  • To provide information and referrals to older adults and their
    families.
  • To provide opportunities for older adults to influence policies,
    procedures and programs of the Middleton Senior Center.
  • To facilitate civic engagement of older adults within the
    community.

Contact the Middleton Senior Center to find out how you can help with their needs.  http://www.ci.middleton.wi.us/senior/default.asp

Know of another local community need?  Contact the MHS Service-Learning Coordinator at MHSServicelearning@mcpasd.k12.wi.us