Welcome to Learning in Action – the front door to public service at the University of Virginia, dedicated to connecting students, faculty and community partners to social entrepreneurship, community engagement and co–curricular service opportunities.
Service Events and Opportunities
Earth Week 2014 is going to be one hellUVa week to celebrate our One HellUVa Planet! Special events and lectures are sponsored by Green Grounds, Student Council Sustainability, the Community Garden, Engineering Student Council, UVa Sustainability, and over 20 other organizations, such as the Trashed Film Screening in Runk Green Room on April 21 at 5 p.m. On Earth Day, April 22, we're holding the Earth Week Expo in Newcomb Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the HellUVa Festival in the Amphitheater from 2 to 5 p.m. Find the full list of events on our website and Facebook page ...
April 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Eunoia (corner of Brandon Avenue and JPA)
As a part of International Justice Mission’s annual Justice Week, we will be presenting a mini-marketplace featuring items available for sale from organizations and CIOs that support survivors of human trafficking and people living in poverty. The event is free ...
April 23, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Clark 148
Does building latrines and getting your hands dirty in Honduras sound like an ideal winter break adventure? Come to our interest meeting to learn how you can change the lives of rural Honduran families by starting and finishing four public health infrastructure projects during just one week ...
Public Service News
YOUTH-NEX is the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — a new trans-disciplinary center devoted to promoting healthy youth development through focused research, training, and service. The cross-University center’s work encompasses a wide range of areas including health management, civic engagement, education, and social responsibility. Housed within the Curry School of Education, the center focuses on the assets of young people, their schools, communities, and relationships. YOUTH-NEX also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence; physical and mental health issues; substance abuse and school failure.