Students Take the Lead Where Adults Have Failed


by Amy Meuers, NYLC CEO The horrific events of last week in Parkland, Florida have inspired young people across the nation to stand up and take action on gun violence in their schools. On President’s Day, young people lay like corpses outside the White House to demonstrate how quickly a shooter can take a life … Continue reading Students Take the Lead Where Adults Have Failed

Service-Learning February Digest


Happy leap month — minus the extra day. We hope you’re counting down the very few days ’til we’ll see you in St. Paul for the National Service-Learning Conference, March 11-13. It’s less than three weeks away, so get your service-learning swag packed! Meanwhile, good news abounds in service-learning, even in the dead of winter. NYLC’s … Continue reading Service-Learning February Digest

President Trump’s Budget Proposes Elimination of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps


The White House just submitted their budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. As in last year’s proposed budget, it recommends the shutdown of the federal agency that administers national service programs, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and elimination of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. These steps would end the country’s 80-year investment in national … Continue reading President Trump’s Budget Proposes Elimination of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps

Reflecting on 2017


2017 was a year filled with contention in our government, communities, streets, and schools. We saw mass destruction when three monster hurricanes ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands within a four-week span and when a lone shooter rained gunfire down upon concert-goers in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017 was also a year that … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017