“National Service should become the common expectation and common experience of all Americans.” Senator Harris Wofford (1926-2019)


By:  James C. Kielsmeier, Ph.D., NYLC Founder/ CEO (Ret), and Senior Scholar On Saturday, March 2, Harris Wofford will be honored at a Memorial Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C., his law school alma mater.  Harris died January 21, the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Harris Wofford will be remembered for his pivotal … Continue reading “National Service should become the common expectation and common experience of all Americans.” Senator Harris Wofford (1926-2019)

Beyond the Walls of the Classroom


By: Joy Mazur, English Teach at  A senior year English class is usually filled with college essay writing, novel reading, and research practice. However, students in the Morris Hills Regional District’s new Service-Learning course are developing their college readiness in a different way–through investigating genuine community needs and applying their academic knowledge and skills to … Continue reading Beyond the Walls of the Classroom

Service-Learning November Digest


Service-learning is happening in classrooms and Afterschool programs across the country and around the world. Check out some of the great happenings from the past month. A service learning class at Greenwood Community High School and a student group that helps elementary and middle school students have fanned out to the homes of senior citizens … Continue reading Service-Learning November Digest

Nurturing Learners, Growing Leaders


Each year the National Service-Learning Conference brings together more than 600 educators, administrators, higher-education faculty, non-profit leaders, government officials, AmeriCorps members, and students from across the nation and around the world for three days of learning, connection, and inspiration. The 30thAnnual National Service-Learning Conference will take place April 14 – 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, P.A. This year, … Continue reading Nurturing Learners, Growing Leaders