We are NYLC


For more than 30 years, NYLC has transformed classrooms, empowered teachers, and captivated students by leading the way in providing high-quality, dynamic service-learning content to school districts, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs, and everything in between. Our programs and services develop young leaders, support educators, and advance the field of service-learning.

Develop Young Leaders


We tap into the passion of young people to address issues that matter to us all. From improving communities to reforming education, we work with youth to cultivate civic skills and raise platforms necessary for young leaders to flourish

Support Educators


We support educators by enhancing their instructional knowledge related to service-learning and youth leadership development — discovering new ways to meet academic standards, civic and character goals, work with diverse populations, and produce new measures of success.

Advance the Field


We are changing the world with young people. Each year, we convene leaders, grow national visibility for service-learning, report on cutting-edge research, and advocate for public support so that all young people can Serve. Learn. Change the world.®