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United Way Regional Volunteer Center
The United Way Regional Volunteer Center (UWRVC) offers many resources to the community and non-profits such as a website, www.nwivolunteer.org that allows agencies to post volunteer opportunities for the public to view and make a connection. This search engine also showcases an information page for each non profit that provides their mission statement and brief description of services and programs.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students — dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
Indiana Campus Compact
Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) is one of 35 state offices run by Campus Compact. ICC work encompasses a broad range of activities designed to provide tomorrow's leaders with the values and skills they need to be engaged citizens, community leaders, and change makers. ICC supports the integration of service-learning and civic engagement into Indiana campuses statewide by working with Presidents and Chancellors, Provosts, Deans, faculty, and staff members who ignite the passion for service in students. It is through them that students strive to further their sense of community and service, deepen their values and skills of citizenship, and markedly gain the knowledge they need to continue their commitment to the greater good in the workplace while at the same time enriching their academic experience.
Northwest Indiana Consortium for Community Partnerships (NWICCP)
The NWI Consortium for Community Partnerships consists of six institutions: Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Davenport University, Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech, Purdue North Central, and Valparaiso University, who have come together to promote a higher level of civic engagement in Northwest Indiana. As guest member, Non Profit Institute, Purdue U. Calumet, and United Way Regional Volunteer Center are participating in NWICCP. NWICCP's goal is to apply the best practices and standards in service programs across the six campuses, so students will gain a better education through internships, service-learning, volunteerism, community service, and field education.
The Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University—
Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
The Center for Service and Learning involves students, faculty and staff in educationally meaningful service activities that mutually benefit the campus and community. The mission for the Center for Service and Learning (CSL) is to involve students, faculty, and staff in educationally meaningful service activities that mutually benefit the campus and community.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse – Learn and Service America
America's most comprehensive service-learning resource. Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies. The Clearinghouse maintains a website with timely information and relevant resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners, and researchers.
Learn and Serve America – Corporation for National & Community Service
Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills. By engaging our nation's young people in service-learning, Learn and Serve America instills an ethic of lifelong community service.
National Service-Learning Partnership
We advocate, educate, and organize. The National Service-Learning 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. Service-learning is a teaching method that engages young people in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies or other type of intentional learning activity.
Higher Education Research Institute
The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) serves as an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education. HERI is housed in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Institute's research program covers a variety of topics including the outcomes of postsecondary education, leadership development, institutional transformation, faculty performance, federal and state policy, and educational equity.
International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership
Study Abroad integrated with Volunteer Service. IPSL programs integrate academic studies with volunteer service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Since 1994, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premiere national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education.
National Youth Leadership Council
For more than 25 years, NYLC has led a movement that links youth, educators, and communities to redefine the roles of young people in society. That movement is service-learning, and it empowers youths to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of a democracy.
Youth Service America
Youth Service American (YSA) improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievement. The impact of YSA’s work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities.
Center for Service Learning & Leadership
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
Center for Service Learning & Leadership
Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 27
1401 S. US Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391
Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext. 5461
Valpo/Portage: 462-4197, ext. 5461
Fax number: 785-5418