Service Learning Links

Below are links to local, state, national and international organizations that support service learning and engagement efforts on college campuses and within communities.

Campus Compact
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.

United Way Regional Volunteer Center
The United Way Regional Volunteer Center 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.

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
America’s most comprehensive service-learning resource. The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based organizations, tribal programs, and all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning. The Clearinghouse maintains a website with timely information and relevant resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners, and researchers.

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.

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.