Jay Newcomb is coordinator of service learning at the College. The program uses a teaching and learning approach that integrates service work with academics to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. He oversees St. Scholastica's Community Day, which allows the entire campus community to participate in volunteer activities throughout the Twin Ports region and beyond, such as at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. He led the St. Scholastica/Grant School collaborative project, which won the first Minnesota Carter Partnership award, presented by former President Carter. He has also played an important role in the College's Cuernavaca study program.