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 real-world issues. With goals ranging from improving communities to reforming education, we work for and with youth to cultivate skills and raise the platforms necessary for today’s young leaders to flourish.

Support Educators


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

Advance the Field


NYLC is committed to changing the world with youth by advancing the field of service-learning. Each year we convene leaders, grow national visibility for service-learning, report on cutting-edge research, and advocate for federal support, so that all young people can: Serve. Learn. Change the world.®