All community projects require at least an academic year commitment.
PSYC 340 (Fall) – PSYC 341 (Spring) - 4 hours each semester.
Principles of psychology applied to service problems in the community; students serve as nonprofessional mental health workers in supervised experiences in schools, hospitals, and other nontraditional settings. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 8 undergraduate hours. Prerequisite: PSYC 100; PSYC 238, junior or senior standing; and consent of instructor. Individual sections may require additional courses and prerequisites- consult the instructor.
Three-semester experience - applications usually due in late September.
The CCP program provides training in communication and individual helping skills with practical experience in providing developmental and preventive services to students. These skills and experiences are not only especially valuable to those entering a helping profession or graduate school in a related area, but also in many other fields, and even everyday life.
Cunningham Children's Home is an Urbana residential treatment facility serving children with severe emotional/behavioral problems. Youth are between ages 10 and 17 years.
Two-semester experience - applications are due in March/April
The SJE program is designed to promote diversity and student leadership by providing intensive training for students in areas of knowledge, awareness, and skills related to issues of diversity and social justice. Through this program, paraprofessionals serve as campus leaders in social justice by developing and facilitating educational programs for the campus.
Each school year, different community projects may be offered. Please consult the class schedule for the most current offerings