Service Learning Assistants (SLA) are paid student leaders who help coordinate and support service learning courses at Tulane. SLAs are typically assigned to support 2-3 service learning courses per semester, supporting faculty, students and community partners with planning, presentations, orientations, reflections and logistics.
The Service Learning Assistants program recruits, trains, and empowers exceptional student-leaders to help build the capacity of the Center for Public Service to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate in transformative, meaningful and reciprocal Service Learning.
In order to ensure that every Tulane student has a meaningful undergraduate service learning experience, the Service Learning Assistants program both challenges and empowers its members to transform service learning in number of ways:
The Service Learning Assistants program supports members’ ongoing development as leaders and professionals in democratic engagement, through a combination of formal training and experiential learning designed to empower each member to:
Service Learning Assistants are empowered through a strengths-based leadership development philosophy that places value on the inherent skills, talents, resources, passions and perspectives of each individual, while helping them leverage those assets to meet their personal and professional goals.
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