Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program

Northern Essex Community College began the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program in 2014 with the goal of increasing faculty and student participation in service-learning, engaged learning, and civic engagement.  This professional development program offers a stipend for faculty to participate in a semester long training to incorporate Service-Learning into their course design. 

Through the program, faculty

  • Discover ways to engage students in service activities that meet real needs in their communities and enhance their learning of their course objectives.
  • Meet with community members and civic engagement professionals, who will share their expertise.
  • Explore how to develop and sustain meaningful community partnerships.
  • Share strategies to incorporate and implement service assignments and projects that encourage students to be civic-minded and engaged members of their local, national, and global communities.

Check out some recent service-learning project examples and upcoming courses that are utilizing service-learning.

Apply here for the Spring 2022 Service-Learning Faculty Fellows (SLFF) Program!  The deadline to apply is January 30, 2022.

For more info on the 2022 SLFF Program, please view the documents below:


Read the full version of Civic Action Plan 2017-2020

For more information about the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program, please contact Paula Richards, NECC Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Coordinator at or 978-556-3209.

Helpful Web links:

The Vision Project Key Outcomes

Campus Compact

Mass Campus Compact

Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum (PDF)

Bringing Learning to Life (YouTube Video opens in a new window)

NECC Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

Five Service Learning Faculty Fellows with 6 framed certificates of completion on the table in front of them.
Service-Learning Faculty: Amy Cameron, Lance Hidy, Paula Richards (SLFF Coordinator), Patricia Portanova, Marc Mannheimer


  • Angela Bowers
  • Maurisa Charest
  • Sarah Courchesne
  • Jacqueline Dick
  • Scott McEnelly
  • Mary Jo Shafer


  • Sheila Muller
  • Krista Titone


  • Mark Beaudry
  • Lizzie Linn Casanave
  • John Daly
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald
  • Ginger Hurajt
  • Shannon Leate-Varney


  • Mayra Bonet
  • Doris Buckley
  • Sara Codair
  • Jerome Fallon
  • Lance Hidy
  • Donna Tanner


  • Deirdre Budzyna
  • Theresa DeFranzo
  • Lisette Espinoza
  • Lori Heymans
  • Donna Johnson
  • Wendy Leeman
  • Diana Mele
  • Mark Palermo
  • Patricia Portanova
  • Rebecca Rose


  • Amy Cameron
  • Michael Cross
  • Isabelle Gagne
  • William Gleed III
  • Jennifer Jackson-Stevens
  • Amanda Kelly
  • Brian Knoth
  • Marc Mannheimer