Service Learning Initiative for Community Engagement in Sociology (SLICES)
Professional Development • Academic Development • Civic Engagement
Service Learning Initiative for Community Engagement in Sociology (SLICES) is a community-based research initiative that partners UNLV undergraduate students with Las Vegas organizations and initiatives in support of racial/ethnic/immigration education and equity. SLICES students work closely with our local partners to complete community based participatory research projects (CBPR) that align directly with their course learning objectives. While completing their CBPR projects students gain professional skills, increase their understanding of culturally competent research, and learn the importance of working with the community.
SLICES Relies on Three Key Assumptions
That education can and should be intimately tied to social justice and the work of social change
That ALL students can make important contributions to the learning space and to learning activities
That the engaged student is a successful student
To connect classroom learning to the larger social environment
To increase critical thinking and research skills
To foster life-long community engagement
To foster a social change model of leadership
Participate in SLICES
Register for SOC 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies.