buildOn Students: Breaking the Cycle through Service-Learning


By Betsy Grace, Service Learning Specialist, buildOn buildOn students have seen firsthand what issues their communities are facing: poverty, violence, and low-expectations. By engaging high school students from underserved community in service, buildOn’s service learning programs show students that they have the power to change their communities from within. In each of these programs, youth … Continue reading buildOn Students: Breaking the Cycle through Service-Learning

Free Fall Professional Development Opportunities


Calling all educators, this fall we are offering something that will be music to your ears (and, no, it’s not “summer break”)…FREE professional development training! These special, two-hour sessions will focus on two of our favorite things: service-learning and youth-adult partnerships. Oh, and a bonus: You’ll earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion. Did we mention … Continue reading Free Fall Professional Development Opportunities

Service-Learning September Digest


Welcome to October you lovely service-learning folks. September was a busy and eventful month in the field. Let’s take a look! First things first: At NYLC, we have been hard at work getting things ready for Justice in Action aka #SLC18. And you can now register, submit your workshop proposal, and nominate a worthy recipient … Continue reading Service-Learning September Digest

A Lasting Legacy, United


What is the lesson of 9/11 sixteen years later? After that terrible day in America, there was a sense of unity in the face of overwhelming evil. We found humanity in one another, despite inhumane terror. However, one-third of Americans under 21 never experienced the fleeting solidarity in the aftermath of 9/11. They’re too young … Continue reading A Lasting Legacy, United

Service-Learning in a Hurricane


Our thoughts are with everyone who has been and will be affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts — the majority of the world is vulnerable to natural disasters. Service-learning can be a useful tool to help young people become accustomed to preparing for such situations, and helping those in need. Below are some … Continue reading Service-Learning in a Hurricane

Why Power Matters in Service-Learning


From the Archives (2010): Written by Andrea Yoder Clark, Yoder Clark & Co. Consulting What is power and what does it have to do with service-learning? In a recent study, seven service-learning pioneers and seven service-learning emerging leaders were asked to respond to this two-pronged question (Yoder Clark, 2009). In this study, power was defined … Continue reading Why Power Matters in Service-Learning