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Students in the VCU service-learning course Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S. are continuing to make a difference.

VCU student Kevin Armas Rodas, seen here visiting the Casa Alitas Welcome Center in Tucson, Arizona, was one of several students who completed virtual service learning hours with the refugee center this past year. (Courtesy photo)

How do you continue to support the Hispanic community during the pandemic? For Virginia Commonwealth University students in Anita Nadal’s service-learning course Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S., it’s a question they tackled throughout 2020. 

“Many service-learning courses were canceled during the pandemic, which is understandable,” said Nadal, an assistant professor in the School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences, whose students in the course are required to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their grade. “However, people still have a need, even more so right now, especially in the Latinx community. We just had to learn how to do our community service virtually.”

Read the full VCU News story.

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