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Summer - 2018 KVCC Chain Lynx Rides Again...For Autism!


Never tired from the annual Trek Across Maine, the KVCC Chain Lynx team has found another ride for another great cause!

Ride for Autism 2018 is a bike ride sponsored by the Autism Society of Maine!  This is the first time we have participated in this event, but we are looking forward to it.  

The event is a single day (September 15, 2018) and entails a 10, 25, or 50 mile bike ride along the scenic ways of Kennebunkport.  The team looks like this so far!

  • Mark Kavanaugh (Team Captain)
  • Andrew Bourassa
  • Alexander Waltz

 

To learn more about the team, join the team, and/or to help us raise money click on the link below! 

 

KVCC Chain Lynx Team Page - Ride for Autism 2018

 

Summer 2019 - Trek Across Maine


For the 6th year in a row, KVCC Chain Lynx, the KVCC cycling team, will participate in the Trek Across Maine to raise money and awareness about clean air and lung disease.  The actual route will be changing this coming summer, so click HERE to learn more about the new Trek Across Maine!

We are actively recruiting more riders to make this the biggest, most successful team ever!

Team members for the 2019 Trek (so far) include:

  • Mark Kavanaugh (Team Captain)
  • Andrew Bourassa


KVCC Chain Lynx Team Page - 2019 Trek Across Maine
 

 

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CCE Mission and Opportunities


CCE Mission Statement


The mission of the KVCC Center for Civic Engagement is to educate, inform, excite, and motivate students, faculty and community partners regarding the personal, educational, and societal benefits of integrating Service-Learning and Civic Engagement into one's personal, academic, and social life.

What is Service-Learning? 

 

Click here to find Service-Learning Opportunities!

 

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CCE Mission Statement and Purpose


Mission
 
The mission of the KVCC Center for Civic Engagement is to educate, inform, excite, and motivate students, faculty and community partners regarding the personal, educational, and societal benefits of integrating Service-Learning and Civic Engagement into one's personal, academic, and social life.
 
Purpose
 
The purpose of the KVCC Center for Civic Engagement is to provide sustainable structure within the college to support the civic mission of the college, to engage the local and wider community, to inform our community members regarding the need for civic engagement, and to support the continued pursuit of justice and equity in our society.

What is Service-Learning

Service-Learning describes a teaching method that connects community service with the information and knowedge that one gains in the classroom.  The hyphen (-) between the worlds "service" and "learning" is the key to understanding this concept.

(Get into "Public Scholarship" stuff here.)

While both "service" and "learning" are essential aspepects of Service-Learning, the hypen implies a "reflective" component as well.  Students who engage in Service-Learning projects are usually tasked with engaging in a deep reflection of their experiences and how they relate to their class, their academic program, their career, and their personal lives.  This reflection is the component that makes Service-Learning the powerful learning experience that it can be!

In addition to reflecting on class content, program, career, and personal impacts, students are asked to reflect upon the impact the experience has had in a number of areas:

  • Personal
  • Interpersonal
  • Academic
  • Occupational
  • Civic

What is Civic Engagement

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