A student and faculty member working in a garden.Service Learning connects your students to non-profit partners, giving UAB students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and make a real difference in the local and global community. Students will see the real world impact of social issues like poverty, climate change, and educational inequities. It is one thing to know these problems exist and another to experience them first-hand. Through these experiences, our students gain empathy, cultural awareness, and — almost without exception — a passion for helping others and working for change.

Service Learning provides an amazing opportunity for faculty members to by creative while engaging their students on an entirely new level. This is the space where teaching, research, and service meet.