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The National Center for Learning and Citizenship


Cesar E. Chavez Foundation - Cesar E. Chavez Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Cesar Chavez. The Web site has multiple sample lesson plans for service-learning, all of which are linked directly to the California State Standards and feature step-by-step guides, forms and articles to read as part of the service-learning units....

Innovations in Civic Participation - Innovations in Civic Participation supports the development of innovative, high-quality youth civic engagement policies and programs, in the U.S., and around the world....

KIDS Consortium - Based in Maine, this consortium is dedicated to assisting teachers, students and facilitators to create and implement meaningful service-learning....

Learn and Serve America - Learn and Serve America supports service-learning programs across the county by providing funding and training....

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement - An open-access peer-reviewed journal that focuses on how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections and collaborations in service-learning and civic engagement programs....

Service-Learning Providers' Network - Provides collaboration opportunities for those who offer service-learning professional development....

Youth Innovation Fund - The Youth Innovation Fund is successfully testing the proposition that service-learning, combined with other civic action strategies, is a compelling method to achieving social progress. The Web site has resources for youth organizing, service-learning, youth governance and leadership....

Youth Service America - Youth Service America's Web site has a variety of resources on topics such as Global Youth Service Day and Semester of Service....

American Youth Policy Forum - This nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, D.C., provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state and local levels. AYPF's goal is to enable participants to become more effective in the development, enactment and implementation of sound policies affecting the nation's young people by providing information, insights and networks to better understand the development of healthy and successful young people, productive workers and participating citizens in a democratic society....

Community Service as an Alternative to Suspension: A Practical Program Toolkit - This Web site serves as a reference for schools, school districts or community agencies seeking to develop or enhance programs that use community service as part of a disciplinary strategy. ...

National Service-Learning Partnership - Founded in 2001, Service-Learning Partnership is a national network of members dedicated to advancing service-learning as a core part of every young person's education. The network consists of more than 10,000 members in all 50 states....

Collaborative To Advance Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) - CASEL's mission is to establish social and emotional learning (SEL) as an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Their goals are to: (1) advance the science of social and emotional learning; (2) translate scientific knowledge into effective school practices; (3) disseminate information about scientifically sound education strategies and practice; (4) enhance training so that educators effectively implement high-quality SEL programs; and (5) network and collaborate with scientists, educators, advocates, policymakers and interested citizens to increase coordination of SEL efforts....

Campus Compact - Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 600 college and university presidents who have made a commitment to support and expand community service-learning activities on their campuses. Check out this Web site to find out about publications, resources, awards and grants, and member services for higher education service-learning opportunities....

Constitutional Rights Foundation - The Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) seeks to instill in the nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and educate them to become active and responsible participants in society. CRF is dedicated to assuring the country's future by investing in youth today. This Web site provides educational resource materials, publications and curriculum, such as Active Citizenship, California State Mock Trial Project, Free Expression in a Free Society and much more....

Corporation for National Service - The Corporation for National Service was established by the federal government in 1993 and engages more than a million Americans each year in service to their communities helping to solve community problems. Included are resources, funding information, research from the field, Learn & Serve grants, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, etc....

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse - This clearinghouse is a comprehensive information system that focuses on all dimensions of service-learning, covering kindergarten through higher education school-based as well as community-based initiatives. This site includes resources, publications, data and research from the field....

National Society for Experiential Education - The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a membership association committed to all forms of experiential learning whether they happen in the classroom, workplace or community. NSEE is a strong advocate of partnerships that contribute to more dynamic classrooms, a stronger workforce and thriving communities. Find out about ongoing professional development including an annual conference, cutting-edge publications and research on all forms of experiential learning, and access colleagues from around the world....

National Youth Leadership Council - The National Youth Leadership Council engages young people in schools and communities through innovation in learning, service, leadership and public policy. Find out more on the annual National Service-Learning Conference, publications and videos, online resources, model programs, and technical assistance and training opportunities....

GoToServiceLearning.org - This Web site presents examples of best-practice service-learning experiences meeting state mandated academic standards--each uploaded onto the site according to an easy-to-use searchable template....


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