There are many ways research and service are delivered separately at SKC, but there are also unique ways in which they go hand in hand. “Service learning” is an approach that represents the best of this intersection. Through community-based focus areas such as youth development, education, or natural resource management for example, students can deepen their understanding of their discipline while giving back to our community at the same time. Coupling service learning components with additional training and projects, a more formalized leadership development certificate program is being considered for highly motivated students to further expand their skills and experience. Additionally, with SKC’s dedication to serving the local community, stand-alone community service projects will also be supported by donations made to this campaign, including larger events like the annual Community Service Day.