For the month of September, the Service Learning Series sponsored by the Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will focus on affordable housing.
Dr. Nikki Finlay, associate professor of Economics at Clayton State, and Lindsey Sanders, development coordinator at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), will facilitate a discussion about affordable housing and factors that impact an individual’s ability to afford housing. The session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at noon in room 268 of the James M. Baker University Center. All students, faculty, staff and the public who are interested in discussing and learning more about affordable housing are welcome to come and participate in this open discussion.
Then, on Saturday, Sept. 8, Clayton State students will be volunteering at The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a locally managed, locally funded, grass-roots housing ministry serving low-income families of metro Atlanta. They build simple, decent and affordable houses in Georgia's Clayton, Fayette and Henry Counties.
“It is our goal that the students will take the knowledge and understanding gained from the discussion with them to volunteer at the SCHFH,” says LaShanda Hardin, leadership and service learning coordinator for the Department of Campus Life.
Additional information about The Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity can be found at http://schabitat.org/default.asp?PageNum=14.
The Campus Life Service Learning Series was developed to expand civic engagement to include not just opportunities to volunteer, but also opportunities to connect concepts and theories learned in the classroom with practical application in student life on campus and beyond. Each month the series confronts a different critical community need and induce students to think constructively about social injustices from a scholarly perspective prior to actually engaging in a community service project that addresses the issue. Students will have the opportunity to interact with staff and faculty members who will facilitate thought-provoking conversations on the monthly community need topic.
For additional information, contact Hardin at (678) 466-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.