Leaders in Collaborative Service (LINCS)

Over time, some of our community partnerships have resulted in deeper reciprocal relationship between the Kernodle Center and the agency, strengthening our service-learning practice and offering many student volunteer opportunities through the Leaders in Collaborative Service Program.

Student LINCS Coordinators serve in leadership and supportive capacities within each organization. Selected by the community partner, students recruit, coordinate, and guide volunteers and academic service-learning students. Contact each LINCS coordinator through their contact information below.

Alamance Community College

Work with students on many different goals, including learning to read, improving math skills, learning to speak English, earning a high school equivalency, improving computer skills, studying for the US citizenship test, training for a better job, and preparing for college. Students will tutor differently-abled people and other college-age students enrolled in ACC classes.  Contact acc@elon.edu for more information or view the agency’s website.

Burlington Housing Authority

Directs all federal housing projects in the City of Burlington. Students may volunteer in afterschool enrichment programs for children and the “Transition for Manhood” program for young boys. Contact bha@elon.edu for more information or view the agency’s website.

Family Abuse Services

Family Abuse Services provides a variety of services to victims of domestic violence in Alamance County. Depending on student availability, interest, and academic requirements, students are able to choose which FAS program(s) they would like to work with (i.e., Court Advocacy, Community Education, Shelter, Supervised Visitation, Support Group, Hispanic Outreach, etc.), and/or are able to design and facilitate projects that fit within the agency’s Mission. Contact fas@elon.edu for more information or visit the agency’s website.

Kopper Top Life Learning Center

Provides equestrian therapy and other educational experiences to people with disabilities. Service learners involved with Kopper Top generally have minimal contact with clients, unless scheduling arrangements are made for such opportunities. Service experiences include interaction with the center staff and learn how a nonprofit operates. Students also participate in caring for and feeding the animals used in therapy (cats, dogs, horses and other farm animals). Contact koppertop@elon.edu for more information or view the agency’s website.

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

Enables youths, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential as responsible and caring citizens. Service experiences are centered around tutoring children, working with children in a recreational environment and offering mentoring relationships to meet individual needs. Contact bgc@elon.edu for more information or view the agency’s website.

Sustainable Alamance

Sustainable Alamance builds a stronger and more sustainable community, not only by promoting wise use of local natural and economic resources, but by identifying, developing and including underutilized human resources that are effectively prevented from participating in the local economy. Student volunteers provide support for formerly incarcerated individuals in achieving economic mobility. For more information, view the agency’s website.

United Way of Alamance County

The United Way of Alamance County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.  Student volunteers provide support to the local community through food drives, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and other events and initiatives that support the mission of the United Way. For more information, view the agency’s website.