Promoting Positive Community Change

“NYLT was an enriching experience,” said Erin Gamba, Youth Advisory Council member. “I was given the ability to meet people who share the same passion about meaningful service and promoting positive community change as I do.” Citing the NYLT’s myriad activities, Gamba praised the mix of classic summer camp fare, like team-builders and outdoor hikes, … Continue reading Promoting Positive Community Change

Support What Matters

An excerpt of CEO Amy Meuers’ message at the 28th annual National Service-Learning Conference, March 22, 2017, in Anaheim, CA. Today, we are facing a challenge: the proposed White House budget calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service, including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Service-learning has been a strong component of … Continue reading Support What Matters

Service-Learning April Digest

April showers bring May flowers, but we’re bringing you another edition of updates in the service-learning field. First things first, let us brag a little. Our fab CEO Amy Meuers was featured in not one but two articles advocating for service-learning and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Our equally fab founder Jim Kielsmeier … Continue reading Service-Learning April Digest

Welcoming New Board Members

We’re expanding…our board that is. Later this month, five brand new board members will begin their three-year journey with us. Say hello to: Kevin Days, Sustainable Futures Public Charter Schools; Andrew Furco, University of Minnesota; Greg Herder, Mounds View Public Schools; Antwayn Hunter, Intermediate District 287; and Shira Woolf-Cohen, New Foundations Charter School. Oh, and … Continue reading Welcoming New Board Members

Why AmeriCorps Works

It’s AmeriCorps week, a time for celebration. But with new scrutiny on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – the agency that runs the AmeriCorps program – champions for national service are worried. According to a recent New York Times article, CNCS is under consideration for elimination, a cost-saving measure, despite making up … Continue reading Why AmeriCorps Works