Advancing Student Success 
NYLC partners with school districts around the country to strengthen school cultures, ensuring students’ academic success and improving school/community relations through service-learning.

Often the outgrowth of an NYLC customized training, Districts in Action helps schools grow their civic engagement to involve more educators and sites. Informed by decades of research, this inclusive approach can range from a semester-long to multi-year partnership.

Service-learning is youth-led, increasing motivation and agency for students. It often engages those least likely to be asked to serve.

Districts in Action is malleable; it is designed to meet a district’s needs and goals. In general, professional development for educators is bolstered by leadership development for students. Ongoing coaching with NYLC’s team supports instructional change at the classroom level, engaging students and educators in practices that foster the critical thinking skills necessary for college, career, and civic life.

NYLC also works with district administrators, policy leaders, and community partners to marshal sustained support.

Whole district transformation results.

Are you ready for Districts in Action?
Contact NYLC if your school district is:

  • Committed to supporting professional development for teachers and leadership development for students;
  • Interested in incorporating service-learning into existing district priorities, and;
  • Interested in working together for a semester to five years to  achieve co-established goals.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Koenig, Professional Development Director  (

Meet the teachers and students implementing service-learning in Henry County, Ga.

Districts in Action has worked with the Ferndale School District, WA; Henry County Schools, GA; Richardson Independent School District, TX; Guilford County Schools, NC; Mounds View Public Schools, MN; and Youth Connections Charter School, IL.