Resources for Service-Learning

Resources for Service-Learning

With the requirement that all classes be taught virtually through the end of the semester the CITL Service-Learning Program created and collected resources to help you continue community-engaged teaching through the disruptions in the relationships between you, your community partner, and your students. 

These resources are general guidelines and questions to ask about revising your course and ideas for continuing the community partnerships that hopefully benefit your partner and help meet your course and civic learning outcomes.

  • Reflection Questions for Service-Learning - Reflection on service is an important aspect of service-learning; these questions give you a place to start. (Available upon request)

  • Community Partner Questions for Considering Service-Learning (available upon request)

  • Learn and Serve: This organization supports and encourages service learning throughout the United States, endeavoring to have students make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills.
  • National Service Learning Clearinghouse: A program of Learn and Serve America that provides an extensive website supporting the service-learning efforts of K-12 schools, higher education institutions, communities, and tribal nations across the country. It offers thousands of free online resources, the nation’s largest library of service learning materials, national service learning listservs, and reference and technical assistance services.
  • Center for International Service Learning: This center provides service opportunities for academic communities. Their mission is “to bring learning and service into an intimate relationship which will prepare graduates to function and contribute as responsible members of the world community.”
  • National Service Learning Partnership: The Partnership, founded in 2001, 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 8,500 members in all 50 states, including students, teachers, parents, administrators, policymakers, education leaders, community partners, businesspeople, and researchers.
  • International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement: Founded in 2005, IARSLCE’s mission is “To promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.”
  • International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership: Offered in 14 countries, IPSL programs unite academic study and volunteer service, giving students a fully integrated study abroad experience.
  • National Service Learning Conference: Organized by the National Youth Leadership Council and the Institute for Global Education and Service-Learning.
  • National Service Learning Exchange: Founded in 1998, the National Service-Learning Exchange is a collaboration between five leading service learning organizations and a network of nearly 400 experienced peer mentors. They support high-quality service learning in kindergarten through high school, higher education, and community-based organizations, by providing free technical support and mentoring, and consulting and training on a fee-for-service basis.
  • National Society for Experiential Education: The mission of NSEE is to foster the effective use of experience as an integral part of education, in order to empower learners and promote the common good.
  • Center for Community Based Research: Founded in 1982, CCBR believes in the power of knowledge to impact positive social change. They support community-based research in participatory and action-research models.
  • Imagining America: Imagining America’s mission is to “animate and strengthen the public and civic purposes of humanities, arts and design through mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships” and its programs “focus on building a national community of public scholars.”