Service Learning at Hope | It's more than volunteering!


Service Learning Immersion Experiences

Why Service Learning? And Why Apopka?

Service Learning is more than just volunteer work! This model of service is reciprocal, where the benefits of community interactions are mutually beneficial.

Service Learning allows a group to actively provide service to a community while learning about its history, social justice issues, and culture.

Apopka offers a rich learning environment for this experience. Our area is brimming with history and diversity, from its rural farmworker roots to its increasingly urbanized, multicultural character.

Why Hope CommUnity Center?

We are pioneers in the field of Community and Civic Engagement!  Our Service Learning experiences are not just for college students on Alternate Spring Break. HCC has developed a unique model which makes it possible for people from all walks of life to participate in our community, and offers year-round availability for Service-Learning experiences that last from a single day up to an entire semester.

The HCC staff can develop a customized experience with your school or organization, with a focus on any or all of our core missions:

  • immigration
  • farmworkers
  • community organizing
  • social justice
  • the environment.

When people create community across cultures and socioeconomic status, we can change the world!

Hear from past participants!

Some of the groups we’ve worked with are Rollins College, Stetson College, Loyola, UCF, Timbercreek High School, Duke University, Jacksonville University, and Harvard University. Here are a few featured videos from our incredible participants:

Ready to Find Out More?

Call Danny Summerlin at (407) 880-4673, ext. 223 or e-mail, or fill out the Contact Form below, and we’ll be in touch! In the meantime, you can view our Information Packet on Alternative Breaks (it will open as a PDF).

Service Learning Contact Form

Share some basic info with us today so that we can get your group on our radar and quickly determine your group’s interest and how we can best develop a powerful, life-changing experience for you and your team!

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Thanks for filling out the form! We will be in touch.