INTERESTED IN REAL-LIFE PROJECTS, SERVICE-LEARNING, AND TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE?
Register for Fall’14 ENG 315-Learning in Community (LINC) courses (3 credit hours) – LINC provides students an opportunity to gain professional skills while helping nonprofit organizations through projects that meet real community needs. LINC teams are diverse, and we welcome students from all backgrounds and disciplines (social sciences, humanities, sciences, design, engineering, etc.). Students collaborate on and engage in a variety of research, service and fieldwork activities. LINC students have built bridges, produced marketing campaigns, improved water systems, developed youth programs, designed rain gardens, and lots more!
What will you learn?
You can gain knowledge and skills in conducting research, problem-solving, critical thinking, project scoping, planning, and execution, understanding social and environmental issues, analyzing community and organizational needs and assets, defining problems, generating and analyzing solutions, communication, and professional writing.
Some of the unique sections offered in Fall include:
WSB – Walking School Bus Program, Urbana School District, Leal Elementary School. Projects related to public health, youth education, and urban planning.
HKC – His Kid’s Closet. Projects related to nonprofit development and poverty issues and children.
HCS – Haiti Clean Stove Project. Projects related to international development, sustainable technology adoption, and sustainable clean stoves.
FSI – University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. Projects related to water pollutants, surface runoff water, and bioswale design.
ISG – Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Environmental Education Program. Projects related to water contaminants, public health, environmental sustainability and education.
OKO – Old King’s Orchard Community Center and KCPA Office of Engagement. Projects related to community development, youth programs, and arts engagement.
Don’t miss your opportunity to gain professional experience and make a lasting impact in the community! To learn more about LINC projects, see http://linc.illinois.edu and watch the video, “What is LINC?” at http://youtu.be/f7s3aniu_40. For questions, contact Shikhank Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org).