2016 National Service-Learning Awards: Dickson Award Honors Servant-Leader


The National Service-Learning Awards are an annual celebration of trailblazers in the fields of service-learning, education, community service, and youth leadership. They honor impactful leaders generating young leaders of conscience and character. Over the following weeks leading up to Educate. Ignite. Transform., the 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®, stay tuned to nylc.org for profiles of … Continue reading 2016 National Service-Learning Awards: Dickson Award Honors Servant-Leader

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King by Advancing Education Equity


From Emily Uecker, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, Youth Initiatives On the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many faculty, staff, and students from Hamline University in St. Paul took time from what would normally be a day off from classes to serve their community. This year, NYLC was happy to host eight participants at our … Continue reading Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King by Advancing Education Equity

Why Big Days Matter


#MLKDay was Monday, and it’s one of the biggest service days of the year. Meanwhile, those in our field know that the impact of service-learning is contingent upon adequate duration to effectively address community needs and drive home learning outcomes. So in the world of service-learning, where projects can last weeks or months, do big … Continue reading Why Big Days Matter

The Reality of Unsafe Driving Behavior


Dalton Madden, a senior at New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia, Pa., stands in front of a packed assembly. Convened by New Foundations’ Project Ignition Team, this assembly’s purpose was to allow a space for the team to educate about the danger of distracted driving behavior and the importance of proper seatbelt usage. Dalton, having … Continue reading The Reality of Unsafe Driving Behavior