Daemen's Service Learning mission is to provide opportunities and resources for students to become engaged learners and informed, caring citizens while fulfilling Daemen's 'Civic Engagement' competency. This is accomplished by connecting students with their local and global communities through experiences that integrate academic course objectives, active service participation, and thoughtful reflection on these experiences.

Service Learning

The Department of Service Learning provides guidance and assistance to hundreds of students who engage in short- and long-term service-learning projects in one of Daemen’s three partner communities (Seneca Babcock, the West Side, Broadway Fillmore) or at other Daemen sponsored service placements. Within these urban, disadvantaged neighborhoods, students serve, learn, and gain the leadership, cross-cultural, and communication skills necessary to become civic-minded individuals prepared to contribute and participate in a democratic society.

Daemen Receives Largest Private Gift in College’s History

Daemen College has received an unprecedented $1 million gift from the Paul A. Saffrin Foundation to support the institution’s Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement, making it the largest private gift in the college’s nearly 70-year history.

Service Learning Stories

Elizabeth Renner found herself in a small village in the Dominican Republic unable to speak the language, unfamiliar with local customs, and without her family. And yet she felt confident and prepared to tackle her service learning commitment through Daemen’s Study Abroad Program. 

Contact Service Learning

For information on Daemen College’s Service Learning Program, contact:

Justine Duquette
jduquett@daemen.edu
(716) 566-7877
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Daemen Service Learning Mentors with Refugee Teen Empowerment Program Student

Service Learning Mentors

Daemen Service Learning Student with Friends at the Belle Center

Student with Friends

Lafayette High School Students and Daemen Service Learning Mentors at Refugee Teen Empowerment Program

Refugee Teen Empowerment Program

Daemen Service Learning Mentor with Refugee Teen Empowerment Program Students

Daemen Service Learning Mentor

Seneca Babcock Children’s Photo Show at Daemen College

Children’s Photo Show

Daemen Students Participate in Annual Home Energy Efficiency Weatherization Project

Weatherization Project