Service-learning in the Financial Planning Curriculum: Expanding Access to the Community

Annis, Paul M.; Palmer, Lance; Goetz, Joseph
August 2010
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences;Summer2010, Vol. 102 Issue 3, p16
Academic Journal
Service-learning projects are a cornerstone of student experiential learning. Such programs have proven to be mutually beneficial to communities and students within a variety of family and consumer sciences courses. However, there is a paucity of literature addressing service-learning efforts within the field of financial planning. There is an absence of research specifically exploring the community demand for service- learning projects in financial planning. This article illustrates community demand for services provided by students participating in a service- learning project offering income tax services and financial education over 3 years. Specific impact in the community is discussed.


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