We build the service-learning community and connect practitioners to other thoughtful, committed people who can change the world!

As a learning community, our goal is to grow, share, question, understand, and discuss service-learning experiences that lead to deeper learning for both practitioners and young people.

The Community of Practice is a diverse group of people who

  • Value service-learning as a strategy that impacts students, schools, and communities
  • Develop trust and together, build quality individual and collective service-learning practices
  • Support formal and informal interaction between novices and experts

  • Emphasize learning and sharing of knowledge

  • Foster a sense of belonging among members

What to Expect

Throughout the year, we will convene this national group of service-learning practitioners to learn from each other, to challenge each other, to build trust with one another, and to continue to improve our service-learning capacity.

Six virtual sessions take place throughout the school year, guided by an experienced practitioner who can help you dig deeper into your practice. The content of each session is generated by the interests of the group and will include a focused conversation on a specific topic and an open dialogue. Topics covered may include:

  • Creating space for authentic youth voice
  • Engaging young people in community investigation
  • Developing meaningful youth-adult partnerships

  • Facilitating a service-learning experience

  • And so much more!

Participants stay connected, problem solve, and share resources beyond our virtual meetings through NYLC’s Google Classroom. We also provide tools and resources you can use in your practice!

We invite you to join this valuable support system so that we can grow together!

2023 Dates
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024

“I’ve received helpful suggestions on how to market service-learning to area charter schools. Even the way service-learning has been framed during our meetings has helped me better communicate with clients. This has been a really valuable experience.”

Maria | Member of the Community of Practice