Engagement gives students a chance to reflect on their role in society and how they want to give back to their communities in the long run.
About the Fellow
- Lecturer, School of Hotel Administration, SC Johnson College of Business
- Healther Kolakowski’s faculty profile
- 2018-19, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Food and Agriculture; Health, Nutrition and Medicine;
Food banks and related nonprofits help address the hunger experienced by 40 million Americans living in food-insecure households, but many nonprofits have limited access to business expertise that can strengthen their programs and boost fundraising. Heather Kolakowski’s service-learning course frames food insecurity as a social injustice and teaches students about the mechanics of nonprofit management. Through case studies, community service, and organizing and running a fundraising event in collaboration with the Fresh Snacks Program of the Youth Farm Project and Ravinder Kingra, lecturer in the Hotel School, students work directly with populations impacted by food insecurity and put their skills in marketing and outreach into practice.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning and scholarship; meet monthly to discuss readings, and share projects and workshop challenges