The Integrated Service-Learning Project is an extension of the 室内设计 Relief 项目成立于2013年. 它旨在整合志同道合者的努力 interior designers, architects, and contractors who believe that the design of the physical environment matters, shapes lives, and can empower people.
The concept was tested at the Fashion Institute of Technology when students, under faculty guidance, used design to help 17 families in Long Beach re-envision their 飓风桑迪摧毁了许多房屋. 该项目获得了2013年艺术学院奖 & 设计 跨学科格兰特.
In 2014, the team worked with the Bowery 任务 Women’s Center in the renovation 他们的洗衣房. 这是该团队执行的第一个设计-构建项目 under the tutelage of Miguel Melendez, Bowery 任务’s General Contractor.
During the summer of 2014, as part of the global initiative for the 室内设计 Department and the 艺术与设计学院, a team of five students and one faculty member volunteered to collaborate with the Community of 朋友 in Action of Leonia, NJ, the Leonia Presbyterian Church, and Hug-it-Forward, to build a “bottle school” 在危地马拉. For one week, the volunteers contributed to the construction of a three-classroom bottle school for 37 Middle School students, 3 teachers, and 200 families in the community 的Chidonjuan.
In 2015 the group re-furnished the Bowery 任务 Women’s Center Bedrooms and presented proposals for the renovation of the communal kitchen at Hephzibah House in New York 布鲁克林的城市和活水社区中心.
2015 marked a huge milestone for the students who had collectively donated over 8,000 社区服务时数. 他们毕业! 其中三人回来担任导师 和项目经理在这个新版本的项目. 祝贺所有人 他们!
2016 has been a productive year, beginning with Restore NYC during the Spring semester and moving on to summer with The Bowery 任务 Men's Center and St. 保罗的房子. 皇冠8868欢迎所有的新志愿者!
Our service-learning model is integrated by necessity, bringing together architecture, 室内设计，工程和施工. 这种模式允许学生学习 from multiple perspectives, with great opportunities to develop life skills of leadership, ethics, accountability, problem solving, creativity, innovation, and social responsibility.
“How can American higher education successfully contribute to national renewal? Is it possible for the work of the academy to relate more effectively to our most pressing 社会、经济和公民问题?”
Service-learning is a smart strategic response to Boyer's challenge. 经验告诉 us that service-learning is a tool to forge stronger links between the institution 还有社区. It is also a bridge to broaden the definition of scholarship and 解决课程相关性的问题.
In the past three years, we have learned firsthand that service-learning matters to the students, the end-user, the institution, 还有社区. 这是一种文化， ideological, and intellectual exchange that can respond to specifics and timely needs 在皇冠8868的社区和社会.
If you are interested in participating or sponsoring us, please 告诉皇冠8868你将如何为这个项目做出贡献.