The mission of NYLC is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning. For more than thirty years, that has been our charge. This week, in Houston, Texas, Dr. James Kielsmeier and CEO Kelita Bak are realizing that tradition at a Celebration of National … Continue reading The Convergence of National Service and Service-Learning
Research suggests that meaningful service perhaps is the most important of the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice It might be obvious that any valuable service-learning experience should be meaningful — yet it is far from self-evident what the term “meaningful” implies. But the substantial positive impact meaningful service can have on students’ academic, civic, … Continue reading Creating Meaning, Addressing Needs
NYLC is proud to recognize Youth Advisory Council Member Soua Thao as she is presented with the Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award from the Women’s Center at the University of Minnesota. Nominated by peers and mentors, Soua’s work to advance education equity and stimulate youth leadership has deep connections to women’s issues, forged by … Continue reading YAC Member Champions Gender Equality
NYLC is proud to welcome two passionate new staff members to its team. Emily and Hannah are joining NYLC as Promise Fellows through the Minnesota Alliance with Youth, in partnership with AmeriCorps. NYLC is honored to continue a long tradition of partnership with these two great organizations. Emily Uecker, the Youth Initiatives Promise Fellow, will … Continue reading A Long Tradition of Partnership
Submit your proposal today at servicelearningconference.org. From James Toole, Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota and President of Compass Institute. In 1990 my wife Pamela and I joined a small classroom of people attending the very first National Service-Learning Conference®. To this day I gratefully remember how presenters like Jim Kielsmeier and Cynthia Parsons … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons to Present at Educate. Ignite. Transform.
Are you interested in changing the world? So are we. And so are more than 1,000 friends and peers that will be attending Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. Youth and adults from around the world convene to share their passions and their ideas. Are you going to join them? Registration is live … Continue reading Service-Learning’s Biggest Event Needs You