Service-Learning September Digest


Welcome to October you lovely service-learning folks. September was a busy and eventful month in the field. Let’s take a look! First things first: At NYLC, we have been hard at work getting things ready for Justice in Action aka #SLC18. And you can now register, submit your workshop proposal, and nominate a worthy recipient … Continue reading Service-Learning September Digest

A Lasting Legacy, United


What is the lesson of 9/11 sixteen years later? After that terrible day in America, there was a sense of unity in the face of overwhelming evil. We found humanity in one another, despite inhumane terror. However, one-third of Americans under 21 never experienced the fleeting solidarity in the aftermath of 9/11. They’re too young … Continue reading A Lasting Legacy, United

Service-Learning in a Hurricane


Our thoughts are with everyone who has been and will be affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts — the majority of the world is vulnerable to natural disasters. Service-learning can be a useful tool to help young people become accustomed to preparing for such situations, and helping those in need. Below are some … Continue reading Service-Learning in a Hurricane

Why Power Matters in Service-Learning


From the Archives (2010): Written by Andrea Yoder Clark, Yoder Clark & Co. Consulting What is power and what does it have to do with service-learning? In a recent study, seven service-learning pioneers and seven service-learning emerging leaders were asked to respond to this two-pronged question (Yoder Clark, 2009). In this study, power was defined … Continue reading Why Power Matters in Service-Learning

Service-Learning March Digest


Welcome to March, friends. Which means, you guessed it….your monthly fix of service-learning news. We know, we know, you look forward to this every month. You’re welcome. Staff at Eastern Michigan University will be trained to teach English as a foreign language. By receiving a $2.6 million grant, teachers will be able to help 90,000+ Michigan … Continue reading Service-Learning March Digest

Service-Learning January Digest


Wondering what’s been going on in the field of service-learning? NYLC to the rescue. Here’s the latest scoop in service-learning news this past month: Service-learning has proven to be a beneficial teaching strategy for educators. “The goal is for students to gain a deeper understanding of civic responsibility and how it can have a powerful … Continue reading Service-Learning January Digest