Service-Learning in Civic Education = SLICE

Service-learning as a teaching method for civic education is such a natural fit that some see the two terms as redundant. Democracies depend on voters with civic knowledge of history and government, and academic skills such as the ability to investigate, analyze, and deliberate about public issues. These skills, as well as the ability to … Continue reading Service-Learning in Civic Education = SLICE

Service-Learning April Digest

While educators and students wrap up school year service-learning projects across the country, NYLC staff hit the road this past month, traveling to service-learning hot spots as far flung as Japan and Turkey. Read about these staffer’s discoveries of Japan’s historic emphasis on peace education since WWII, and Turkey’s interests in supporting Somali-Americans in Minnesota. April brings … Continue reading Service-Learning April Digest

Reflections on Justice in Action

by Ananya Singh, NYLC Youth Advisory Council Member I’ve been involved with NYLC by serving on their Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a team of servant leaders (pictured above) from across the country that advises NYLC on its programming and brings valuable youth perspectives to the organization’s work. Over the past two years, I’ve gotten so … Continue reading Reflections on Justice in Action

Talking Turkey

by Maddy Wegner, Director of Engagement Who knew that the recent immigrant community of Twin City Somalis could be a bridge to present-day Turkey? Consider the new Campus Café Turkish Grill on Riverside Avenue, situated in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, between Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. This joint venture is a Somali/Turkish … Continue reading Talking Turkey