Promising Practices in Service-Learning with Grant Writing in Rural Communities

Lillian Wichinsky, Barbara Thomlison


This paper describes the teaching practices in a community practice course that was designed for using a grant writing project with a service-learning component in a rural community. The course and assignments are outlined. Four critical success factors are: commitment to a service-learning pedagogy, flexibility regarding course objectives, engaged students, and committed agencies. Strategic partnerships and successful grant applications are the best evidence that enhanced the experience for the students and agencies.


rural social work, service-learning, teaching grant writing

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