Demonstrating School District Success


Below are 2016-17 academic year highlights for Districts in Action participants in Henry County Schools, GA. Districts in Action supports and enhances district-determined strategic priorities, creating whole district transformation to ensure the sustainability of service-learning ­— an instructional practice that achieves measurable academic and civic outcomes through the development of cognitive critical thinking skills necessary … Continue reading Demonstrating School District Success

Service Unites with Learning at Windward High


We already knew that our Districts in Action schools were pretty spectacular, but now others are taking notice. Windward High School in Ferndale, Wash., recently presented in Seattle for Point of Light Foundation’s annual conference on Volunteering and Service, Service Unites, and walked away with two $500 grants… not bad for a few days’ work. While … Continue reading Service Unites with Learning at Windward High

Designing & Aligning in Richardson, TX


Last week NYLC’s Districts in Action program — a new and growing partnership with The National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement at the Education Commission of the States — launched its work in Richardson, TX. Through working directly with youth, teachers, administrators and policy makers, Districts in Action demonstrates the promise of high-quality, community-focused … Continue reading Designing & Aligning in Richardson, TX

Districts in Action


NYLC Partners with Education Commission of the States and National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement to Deliver Districts in Action Advancing Student Success through Policy and Practice The National Youth Leadership Council is honored to announce its partnership with The National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement at the Education Commission of the States … Continue reading Districts in Action

Engaging Students through Service-Learning


By Amy Meuers, Chief Operating Officer In Chicago, nearly 40,000 youth between the ages of 15 and 20 and approximately 97,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are high school dropouts. Without a high school diploma, the implications for these youth — and the community as a whole — are stark. Youth dropouts are more likely … Continue reading Engaging Students through Service-Learning