Service-Learning Class is an elective class offered through a community partnership between Western Justice Center and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).
Service learning combines community service with classroom instruction, engaging students in critical, reflective thinking and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address community needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to community service.
This class provides valuable components to the programs of the Institute for Safe and Inclusive Schools. Student actors produce live theater that addresses racial-bias, gender- bias and homophobia as part of our Creating Bias-Free Classrooms, a program that trains teachers and administrators to more effectively work with differences in their classrooms and on their campuses. Students also create educational videos for Haven, our social network for high school students who are working to improve their schools’ social climates; and they use improvisational theater to train students and teachers in conflict resolution as part of our ABCs of Conflict and Peer Mediation Invitational.