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Foothill College 60th Anniversary

For 60 Years, Changing Lives Through Service to Others

Foothill College is proud to celebrate its 60th anniversary, which allows us the opportunity to educate, celebrate, and commemorate.

Foothill College has identified community, global consciousness, and responsibility as one of its four core competencies and for the past 60 years, has served larger community through various service projects such as the Global Medical Brigades, March for Science, and The Physics Show.  These projects become opportunities for students to learn about the world while developing their leadership skills.

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, the college is launching a service leadership initiative — which will create a common thread among existing activities on campus, while increasing the number of such activities collegewide and ensuring that each activity identify with intentionality of student leadership learning outcomes.

Why is this objective important?

The skills needed to succeed have become more focused on leadership, non-technical skills such as emotional intelligence, growth mindset, teamwork, critical thinking, lifelong learning, and oral and written communications.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Even within the attention to and investment in career technical education programs at community colleges, employers have consistently ranked non-technical skills as critical for hiring and advancement in the workforce.  Our students also need to have a strong sense of community and build community as they navigate work and life. 

By participating in service leadership projects, students feel more engaged and develop a stronger sense of community, which is especially critical for transient community college students and underrepresented students.

Service Leadership Project Photos

#60for60 Service Leadership Projects

  1. Sept. 18, 2017 International Students volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank
  2. Oct. 7, 2017 Art Department creates chalk murals at Los Altos Fall Festival
  3. Nov. 11, 2017 Vet Tech Students collect donations for rescued NCal animals
  4. Aug. 2017 Football Team distributes food and clothing to homeless
  5. Nov. 28, 2017 Students in SOSC 79 and CNSL 86 Serve Up Support at Shelter

View our Service Leadership project gallery



#60for60 Service Learning Projects

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