Under this model, students work directly with consumers, clients, or staff of a community agency to provide a needed service. Here are some examples:
- Co-curricular service: University of Minnesota, Morris students tutor K-12 students in the after school program.
- Service-learning: Students in creative writing courses plan and implement activities for elders and record their words in the form of found poetry to capture memories, stories, and insights for their loved ones.
- Internship: An education student implements curricula in a summer program for at-risk youth.
- Engaged research: A faculty member in creative writing conducts community writing workshops and, with permission and IRB approval, uses those workshops as the basis for a study on found poetry as a tool to teach poetic line breaks and titles.
- Institutional engagement: Parking for on-campus events is free of charge.