ACC, Elon Collaborate on Service Learning Initiative

(March 24, 2021) – Alamance Community College is one of several county organizations named to partner with Elon University in an initiative that organizes service learning opportunities.

The Leaders in Collaborative Services Coordinator (LINCS) program is a two-year effort coordinated through the Kernodle Center for Civic Life at Elon University.

“The LINCS program will provide our department with a ten-hour per week coordinator to organize service learning for between 10-25 Elon University student volunteers,” said Jennifer Mock, Director of Academic and Career Readiness at ACC. “These Elon students will perform active work on the ACC campus that supports student success in the classroom.”

The Kernodle Center for Civic Life at Elon pays the coordinator’s salary and provides a small stipend each semester to ACC’s Academic and Career Readiness department. ACC employee Sabrina Otero will supervise the Elon coordinator.

This is the second time in about four years that ACC has collaborated with Elon University on this initiative.

“This is just another great partnership among many between Alamance Community College and Elon University,” said Mock.

Earlier this year, Elon University was named ACC’s 2020 Business Partner of the Year. The two institutions, along with Alamance-Burlington Schools, also recently partnered on the Alamance Scholars program that creates a pipeline to address the shortage of new teachers and enhance the ethnic and racial diversity of educators in area classrooms.