Welcoming New Board Members


We’re expanding…our board that is. Later this month, five brand new board members will begin their three-year journey with us. Say hello to: Kevin Days, Sustainable Futures Public Charter Schools; Andrew Furco, University of Minnesota; Greg Herder, Mounds View Public Schools; Antwayn Hunter, Intermediate District 287; and Shira Woolf-Cohen, New Foundations Charter School. Oh, and … Continue reading Welcoming New Board Members

Why AmeriCorps Works


It’s AmeriCorps week, a time for celebration. But with new scrutiny on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – the agency that runs the AmeriCorps program – champions for national service are worried. According to a recent New York Times article, CNCS is under consideration for elimination, a cost-saving measure, despite making up … Continue reading Why AmeriCorps Works

Service-Learning February Digest


We’re back with another batch of service-learning news. Let’s make the shortest month of the year the best! Trish O’Kane, a University of Vermont professor, is the creator of “Birding to Change the World,” a service-learning and environmental justice course that brings together college students and young people. The course’s aim is to reverse what … Continue reading Service-Learning February Digest

Announcing the 2017 National Service-Learning Award Winners


ST. PAUL, Minn. (February 2, 2017) — The National Youth Leadership Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 National Service-Learning Awards. These awards recognize youth and adult leaders who have made positive change in their communities and across the world through service-learning. Award winners will be recognized at the 28th Annual National … Continue reading Announcing the 2017 National Service-Learning Award Winners