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The National Center for Learning and Citizenship

  • $39.5 million: Annual federal funding for Learn and Serve America programs (2011).
  • $0.00: Annual federal funding for Learn and Serve America programs (2012).
  • 82: Percentage of students enrolled in service-learning who say their feelings about attending high school become more positive as a result of service-learning.
  • 42: Number of states that mention service-learning in state policy.
  • 18: Number of states that award credit toward graduation for service-learning.
  • 21: Number of states that have adopted policy stating that student engagement is positively affected by participation in service-learning.
  • 18: Number of states that tie service-learning/community service to student achievement.
  • 25: Percentage of higher education institutions that have adopted service-learning programs.
  • 50: Percentage of community colleges that have adopted service-learning programs.
  • 82: Percentage of all students who say they would definitely or probably enroll in service-learning classes if they were offered at their school.

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