AAEP offers a service-learning courses at the undergraduate level. Service-learning is “a teaching and learning method that upholds a commitment to appreciating the assets of and serving the needs of a community partner while enhancing student learning and academic rigor through the practice of intentional reflective thinking and responsible civic action” (Duncan & Kopperud, 2008). We believe that we all have assets we bring to the experience. The service activity is not volunteerism nor is it charity. It is a collaborative engagement with the goal to create understanding and knowledge through the development of relationships and art.