Thank you for reading this Spring 2023 issue of the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. This issue covers a variety of topics including art therapy among the homeless population, the effectiveness of youth drug and alcohol prevention programs, and factors that impact the reintegration of sex offenders on parole and post-incarceration.
We want to thank all of the undergraduate students who submitted their work to this journal. We understand and appreciate the time and energy that goes into the service learning and community-based research itself, and the extra effort it takes to turn that experience into a paper. We are excited that we can provide an outlet to showcase and celebrate this work. We also want to thank the faculty mentors who guided their students through the publication process. A final thank you to all of the reviewers who provided helpful feedback to authors to ensure that their final pieces were the best they could be.
We are currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2023 issue of the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis through August 31st. Undergraduate students, as you are finishing up the semester, consider submitting work you have done related to service learning or community-based research. Faculty, if you have taught a course related to service learning or community-based research, please encourage your students to submit. If you have questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, this is my last issue as editor. Starting July 1st, 2023, Dr. Amelia Huelskamp and Dr. Jennifer Vanderminden will be taking over as co-editors. James King, our editorial assistant, will be staying on in his current role. I want to thank him for his efforts to continue to make this journal a success. I’d also like to thank the editorial board members for their input and support of this journal. I have truly enjoyed my time editing this journal, and I will stay involved on the editorial board in the future.
Julia Waity, editor, Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research