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6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha, NE 68182

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The Service Learning Academy annual seminar is a 4.5-day interactive workshop that brings together teams of P-12 educators, UNO faculty members, after-school facilitators, and community partners. The goal, to develop collaborative service learning courses to implement within the next 18 months.


What is service learning?

Service learning is an experiential, collaborative method of teaching that connects academic learning to community-identified service opportunities.

Service learning is a high-impact teaching practice that provides real-world application of classroom curriculum. Service learning promotes workforce skills such as communication, leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking while utilizing asset-based community engagement.



In addition to a modest stipend ($400) or professional development fund ($400) for attending the Seminar, participants receive support for co-created service learning experiences including logistics, purchasing project materials, resources, and other project expenses as approved. Please note, service learning project materials are only available for classes connected to a UNO classroom.



  • Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14
  • Monday to Thursday Schedule: 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
  • Friday Schedule: 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • *Breakfast and lunch provided daily



UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC)
GPS Address: 6400 University Drive South, Omaha, NE 68182


Benefits for Attendees

  • Participants leave with a well-developed service learning course.
  • Participants increase awareness of the Omaha community, their needs, assets, personnel, and practice.
  • Participants demonstrate an understanding of the Pre-K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice (NYLC, 2008)
  • Participants understand the benefits of service learning and its connections to other key frameworks such as AAC&U High Impact Practices, 40 Developmental Assets, 21st Century Skills, and a standards-driven curriculum.
  • UNO, P-12, after-school program faculty, and community partners build collaborative relationships and begin service learning project planning.


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