The program is coordinated by Drs. Ann-Marie Clark and Allen Bryant. Both serve as Associate Professors in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Reich College of Education. Dr. Clark and Dr. Bryant have been leading the program since the Fall 2005.
The award-winning MGJ Service-Learning Program belongs to the students. This program is unique in teacher education because it offers a sequence of three courses specifically designed to prepare our teacher candidates to become leaders of service projects in their future school communities. The program was founded with the intention of being a transformative experience in the preparation of future educators. As the program evolves, it is our hope that our teacher candidates will inspire future generations to answer the call of service.
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
-Robert F. Kennedy