The Convergence of National Service and Service-Learning


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

Creating Meaning, Addressing Needs


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

Top Ten Reasons to Present at Educate. Ignite. Transform.


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.

Service-Learning’s Biggest Event Needs You


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