Race, Class and Schools

Liv Newman
College of Social Sciences

A service learning placement is required for this course.
Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Students will learn about the real issues that affect New Orleans' schools and schoolchildren by volunteering with schools, afterschool programs, or educational enrichment organizations. Students will use their service learning experiences to evaluate whether and how race and socioeconomic status affect educational opportunities and achievement. Service learning will be a way for students to assess the validity of theories and ideas presented in class.

Preapproved service learning placements:

Anna's Arts for Kids
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Edible Schoolyard NOLA
Freret Neighborhood Center
Good Shepherd School
Kedila Family Learning Services
Lafayette Academy Reading Room
NET Charter High School
St. Stephen Catholic School
STAIR: Start the Adventure in Reading
Wilson Charter School

What about other agencies?

How to get started

Tips for successfully completing your placement

  1. Watch the video Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement and then take the online quiz.
  2. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  3. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be given to your professor and incorporated into your class grade. See a sample evaluation>>