Service learning is a teaching methodology that effectively promotes learning by connecting academic studies to real-life experiences. Service-learning projects combine volunteer service with student learning in a practical way that enhances academic knowledge and improves community environments and fellowship. Service learning goes beyond what is learned in the classroom. It is a hands-on experience. The VAC promotes service-learning and is able to provide support to the educational process. Contact Mary Falu at 540-536-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.