Launching a New Service-Learning Class: A Teacher’s Perspective


by Joy Mazur, guest blogger, English teacher, Morris Knolls High School, Rockaway, NJ I’m trying something new. I’m a rebel, a renegade, outside the law. I’m going rogue. I’m making service-learning its own class. I know, I know — service-learning, by definition, must serve the curriculum: that is, it’s not about the service itself, but … Continue reading Launching a New Service-Learning Class: A Teacher’s Perspective

Service-Learning February Digest


Happy leap month — minus the extra day. We hope you’re counting down the very few days ’til we’ll see you in St. Paul for the National Service-Learning Conference, March 11-13. It’s less than three weeks away, so get your service-learning swag packed! Meanwhile, good news abounds in service-learning, even in the dead of winter. NYLC’s … Continue reading Service-Learning February Digest

Reflecting on 2017


2017 was a year filled with contention in our government, communities, streets, and schools. We saw mass destruction when three monster hurricanes ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands within a four-week span and when a lone shooter rained gunfire down upon concert-goers in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2017 was also a year that … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017

Service-Learning January Digest


Happy New Year! While the cold may be settling in all over the country, the service-learning community is keeping warm with all of their projects. Here are some great programs that we’ve heard about over the past month: • Since 2011, Weaver and Concerned Citizens of Aiken/Atlanta Now (WeCCAAN) has organized intergenerational service-learning trips for … Continue reading Service-Learning January Digest