The J.W. Alford Center for Service Learning collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to practice active citizenship through service and interaction with people in our local Licking County community and beyond. Service learning enables students to learn to think about society, question its inequalities and inequities, and develop ways of creating positive social change. Three main functions comprise the work of the Alford Center: Curricular Service learning courses in which students and faculty partner with schools, agencies, and organizations to assist in some way and to learn about the content of the course through hands-on experience; the Denison Community Association in which students organize themselves into more than 20 committees that contribute more than 19,000 hours of volunteer service annually; and America Reads that sends work-study students to 10 area schools to provide literacy instruction. In all of these functions, students have opportunities to learn to work within a sustainable experiential cycle of naming a problem or issue, researching it, creating and implementing an action plan, and then reflecting on their work, evaluating it, and re-examining the problem.