The Sturzl Center for Community Service & Learning supports and develops the college’s mission to serve the common good by fostering campus-wide discussion on service, promoting community engagement and recognizing significant contributions to serving the common good in Brown County and beyond.

The Village Project

The Village Project is an academic service-learning program that first-year education majors participate in through Educational Psychology (EDUC 130) in order to strengthen their teaching skills, while providing under-represented youth with academic support and positive college role models.

The program allows Green Bay area students who attend high-poverty schools the opportunity to receive quality academic support, learn from positive role models, and gain perspective on higher education.

Participants will spend 30 hours working in the schools over a six-week period as well as completing three hours of external training. In addition, participants participate in two large group reflection sessions and produce a project documenting the impact on the community need and their own personal development.

St Norbert students are given the opportunity to:

  • Apply academic knowledge to community needs
  • Reflect on their capacity to serve as change agents in education
  • Work with community partners to close the academic achievement gap
  • Understand and value the perspectives of peers, community partners and students
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses to formulate strategies for improvement

Village Project Partners