Issue 3: Education for Community Building
Resources for Service Learning in Alternative Education
American Association of Community Colleges Service-Learning Clearinghouse
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association for Higher Education
American Association for School Administrators
Communications for a Sustainable Future
Web site contains the Guide to College and University Service-Learning Programs, Courses and Syllabi; the Service-Learning Discussion Group archives; the Guide to Service-Learning Organizations, Networks, Venues and Resources; the online library of Service-Learning Syllabi (by discipline).
Providence, RI 02912-1975
National coalition of more than 740 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. Promotes community service that develops students' citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research.
Compact for Learning and Citizenship
700 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80203-3460
A national membership organization of chief state school officers, district superintendents, service-learning professionals, and others who support service-learning. Links school-based service and service learning to K-12 curriculum and organizes schools to maximize community volunteer efforts.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Learn and Serve grant info: 1-202-606-5000 www.learnandserve.org
A federal program that funds state education agencies, state commissions on community service, nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories, which then select and fund local service-learning program. Institutions of higher education and consortia are funded directly. Their programLearn and Serve Americasupports service-learning programs in schools and community organizations. Learn and Serve grants are used to create new programs or replicate existing programs, as well as to provide training and development to staff, faculty, and volunteers. All Learn and Serve America projects must match federal funds with resources from the state, municipality or community. The Corporation is part of USA Freedom Corps, a federal initiative to encourage civic volunteerism. Affiliated Freedom Corps and Corporation for National Service programs include AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Citizen Corps and Peace Corps .
See also National Service Learning Clearinghouse below.
Green Corps Central Office
29 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
Trains youth and activists in the skills of stratagizing, organizing and advocating for environmental issues. The Environmental Leadership Training Program is a year-long, full time, paid educational opportunity.
Learning in Deed
Centralized location for information about governmental projects related to service-learning; federal, state, and local policy; National Service Learning Partnership; and National Commission on Service Learning.
National Service Learning Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 1830
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Disseminates resources related to service learning for Learn and Serve America grantees and other programs. The Clearinghouse also operates a variety of listserves; a website and information database; a toll-free information phone line; and a collection of publications on service learning. The National Service-Learning Exchange supports high quality service-learning programs in schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations.
Rural Schools and Community Trust
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
92 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05676
A private nonprofit organization that hires teams of young adults who work and study under adult leadership to complete high-priority conservation and park management projects on public lands in Vermont.
Youth Service California
663 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Provides leadership training to people interested in community schools and other community education. Extensive training sessions available throughout the year.
New Village Press
PO Box 3049, Oakland, CA 94609
New website www.newvillagepress.net
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