Congratulations to Jala Hall, Dickerson Center for Civic Responsibility scholarship recipient of our 2016 award, created in memory of Reverend Horace and Amy Dickerson.
The scholarship was established to recognize a college bound student who exhibits a “Spirit of Service to Community”.
Ms. Hall is currently enrolled at McNeese State University, majoring in criminal justice.
Dickerson Civic Center is an organization whose mission is to promote “service learning”, which we believe is a building block of a healthy, vibrant community and caring society.
But what is “service learning” exactly?
Service-learning is a method by which people learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized experience.
Service-learning includes four critical components:
The benefits are numerous, as outlined below.
The varied programs we develop and take into our community are centered around this mission and purpose – to teach students to become involved in their communities in meaningful and productive, needs-based activities.
You can read more about our service-learning programming and initiatives here.