Hibbing Community College Service-Learning Mission Statement

Integrating theories of the classroom with community experiences to strengthen citizenship, enhance personal growth, and enrich the community.

Service-Learning is an innovative teaching strategy that combines meaningful community or public service with academic improvement, development of civic responsibility, and personal growth. It provides an opportunity for students to apply academic skills in real-life situations while helping to meet actual community needs through service.

What is the Service-Learning Office and What Do They Do?

The Service-Learning Office at Hibbing Community College serves faculty, students, community partners and interested members of the general public. The Service-Learning office is staffed by a service-learning coordinator, whose office is located just next to the HCC Admissions desk (M-150). Throughout the academic year, the service-learning coordinator is available to answer questions and serves as a liaison between the college and community to make your service-learning experience a success. Additionally, the office provides informational packets, evaluation forms, and supplementary service-learning materials.

Service-Learning Benefits

  • Enhance learning
  • Promote critical thinking
  • Provide experience
  • Explore majors & careers
  • Foster civic responsibility
  • Encourage life-long commitment to service
  • Enhance employability
  • Break down barriers/promote understanding
  • Job offers, scholarships, self-esteem...
  • Service-learning certificate for students who complete 25 hours or more of service-learning
  • Satisfies a portion of the MN Transfer Curriculum

Service-Learning Packet for Students