ACPA is an association dealing with trends in higher education. In recent years, service learning has become a focus of its professional development.
This site, hosted by the APA, is intended to introduce faculty, teachers, students, researchers, clinicians, and community partners to the connections between psychological work, the pedagogy of service-learning, and issues of civic engagement. Most importantly, this site provides contact information for service-learning leaders in the field.
The CCPH makes it a goal to provide educators with a comprehensive list of tools and resources for service-learning, including PowerPoint presentations, sample syllabi, and electronic discussion groups.
ECE is the only national organization committed to democratizing classrooms and communities through service learning circles, service-learning, and critical dialogue. This website offers educators a recommended reading list, online links, and information on national gatherings.
NYLC works to integrate service-learning practices into all levels of education. The NYLC has a variety of service and products including training, clearinghouse service, materials and curriculum, technical assistance and program development.
ServiceLeader.org, a project of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, provides information on all aspects of volunteerism.
The National Service-Learing Clearinghouse assists educators and community agencies in developing and expanding service opportunities for all youth.
The Center offers online training tools and publications, an events calendar, the Effective Practices Collection, and a library of printed publications, videos, and other media available for loan to Corporation grantees. It also serves as an information exchange where individual programs can share innovations and effective practices with others.
The CNS is committed to supporting a culture of service on college campuses. Each year, the CNS invests more than $150 million in expanding service-learning and campus volunteering through grants, AmeriCorps Education Awards, and research, recognition, and other initiatives.
Projects and Ideas
This site contains examples of service projects, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities.
Campus Compact is a nation-wide coalition of 1,000 college and university presidents committed to the public purposes of higher education. This site is a valuable resource, putting forth training materials, sample syllabi, steps for service-learning course construction, and funding. Students will also find this a useful site for ideas on service-learning work study and scholarships.
The IPSL initiates, designs, and administers off-campus programs combining service and academic study open to all qualified students and recent graduates.
The Swearer Center for Public Service is a great model for service-learning programs nation-wide. This site features information about funding, courses, and "careers for the common good."
Other Service-Learning Colleges/Universities
CIC is a national organization that provides campus leaders with opportunities such as seminars, workshops, and programs in order to improve educational programs, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
Tuft's has compiled a detailed list of websites and other resources for service-learning courses. Choose from resources for governance and management, regional/national topics, university highlights, or funding sources to gain insight on current service-learning practices.