Nurturing Learners, Growing Leaders

New Foundations Charter School
April 14-16, 2019 | Philadelphia, P.A.

NYLC is excited to announce that New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia, P.A. will be the host site for the National Service-Learning Conference!

Join us in celebrating 30 years of growing youth as leaders!  The National Service-Learning Conference highlights and promotes service-learning as a way of teaching and learning that builds academic and citizenship skills while renewing communities. It is the only major national conference that provides professional development to a diverse audience of K-H educators, administrators, pre-service teacher education staff and faculty, researchers, youth leaders, partners, parents, program coordinators, national service members, community-based organization staff, policy-makers, and corporate and foundation officers.

Service-learning is democracy in action. It’s young people taking notice of inequities where they see them, and taking steps to address them. It’s educators joining in partnership with students, to make education fair and meaningful for all. It’s problems that need solving – environmental justice, economic justice, human rights – solved by those least likely to be asked to solve them, but to whom those solutions matter most.

Join us in action. Create. Demonstrate. Lead. Facilitate. Serve. Organize. Resist. Triumph. Do something. If you dream of a just world like we do, let’s make it happen.

Pricing and Registration

Adult Rates Youth Rates
GSN Member & Presenters (ends April 5) $250
Early-Bird (ends Feb. 15) $300 Early-Bird (ends Feb. 15) $175
Regular (ends April 5) $350 Regular (ends April 5) $250
On-Site $450 On-Site $300

Register today!

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Whether you’re young or young at heart, we’re confident this conference will inspire you to make a difference in the world. When you attend the National Service-Learning Conference®, you join hundreds of students, educators, and government leaders from across the country and around the globe. This event provides the tools, resources, ideas, and support you need to return home and make positive changes in your schools and communities.

So, how do you prepare students with the skills they need to make positive change in the world? You engage them in complex, meaningful projects by bringing service-learning into the classroom and into their lives. They (and you!) can learn how to do this at the National Service-Learning Conference.


Sunday, April 14
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome to Philly! Join your fellow attendees at the Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion for an evening of fun and food.
Monday, April 15
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 1
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Exhibit Hall & Showcase
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 3
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 4
Evening Receptions & Youth Room
Tuesday, April 16 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 5
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 6
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Plenary Session & Celebration
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Exhibit Hall & Showcase
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 7
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 8

Preliminary 2019 Nurturing Learners, Growing Leaders Program Guide

The preliminary program guide is subject to change. Pick-up the final edition onsite at registration.

 Thank you to our Co-host


A huge thank you to our Sponsors 








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