The Path to Peace


By Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO This past Saturday I was at a retreat hosted by the Shinnyo-en Foundation who had brought people together to discuss peace-building and service when I heard about the events in Charlottesville from my roommate. We sat together, listening to the news coverage, reading the reports, and trying desperately to understand … Continue reading The Path to Peace

Service-Learning July Digest


Well, whaddya know, it’s a new month and time for another healthy dose of buzzworthy news. Firstly, we have updates from our Districts in Action schools in Henry County, Ga., and Ferndale, Wash. Windward High School recently presented in Seattle for Point of Light Foundation’s annual conference on Volunteering and Service. Oh, and they walked away with … Continue reading Service-Learning July Digest

Demonstrating School District Success


Below are 2016-17 academic year highlights for Districts in Action participants in Henry County Schools, GA. Districts in Action supports and enhances district-determined strategic priorities, creating whole district transformation to ensure the sustainability of service-learning ­— an instructional practice that achieves measurable academic and civic outcomes through the development of cognitive critical thinking skills necessary … Continue reading Demonstrating School District Success

Service Unites with Learning at Windward High


We already knew that our Districts in Action schools were pretty spectacular, but now others are taking notice. Windward High School in Ferndale, Wash., recently presented in Seattle for Point of Light Foundation’s annual conference on Volunteering and Service, Service Unites, and walked away with two $500 grants… not bad for a few days’ work. While … Continue reading Service Unites with Learning at Windward High