Service-Learning August Digest

New month, new start, new round-up for service-learning news. We know you relish this moment every month…

  • Our Service-Learning Educator Institute in Phoenix was such a success, we are moving on to our next city: Philadelphia, Penn.! We’re partnering with our friends at New Foundations Charter School to bring you two days of immersive professional development with a community of like-minded educators. Join us October 6-7.

  • The University of Alabama-Birmingham is offering a freshman seminar through the Honors College focusing on education equity in the United States. “Discussions highlight the achievement gaps among children from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, the potential causes, and public and private efforts to close them.” Hmm…sound familiar?

  • In Bucks County, Penn., 14 college students spent their summer with Foundations Community Partnership’s Youth Corps. Through this paid internship, students gain life skills (and college credit!) while helping to positively affect their community by working with local youth.

  • The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey, recently sent 11 students to Peru for a two-week service-learning trip. The group worked with organizations to help local schools in various capacities. Said one participant, “I was able to connect so much with the people there, and they proved to me that money doesn’t buy happiness.”

  • Attention, Fort Wayne young people! Mayor Tom Henry is currently taking applications for his Youth Engagement Council for 2017-2018. Members of the council provide a voice for Fort Wayne youth by “engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions, and working on service-learning projects.” Applicants must submit materials by August 18 and be a sophomore-senior.