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

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

Youth Need to Be Part of the Conversation


By Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO This week I had the opportunity to attend the Social Innovation Summit in Chicago, Ill. with leaders from around the country and across sectors (business, non-profit, foundation). The event is a unique combination of business innovation and social transformation. Everyone in attendance is looking for ways to address some of … Continue reading Youth Need to Be Part of the Conversation