July 17, 2009

2009 Service-Learning Institute (DC Area)

We are finishing the second full week of July. Where has all the time gone? Well, it's about time to start gearing up for the National Learn & Serve Challenge. I was just chatting with Kristen Henry from ServeDC, and she reminded me that their 2009 Service-Learning Institute is coming up in August. This is a great opportunity to start thinking about the Challenge and the upcoming school year. So, for all of those DC area service-learning practitioners, school teachers and community based leaders, this is one for you!

The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism, presents the 2009 Service-Learning Institute in partnership with America's Promise Alliance. The 2009 Service-Learning Institute (SLI) will engage 75 Learn and Serve America and AmeriCorps sites, faith and community-based programs, and DC public school system educators and administrators. We believe SLI will be a catalyst and the first of many opportunities for youth practitioners and educators to institutionalize service-learning as a formidable approach to educate youth in the District of Columbia.

SLI will provide service-learning practitioners with an introduction to the K-12 Quality Standards for Service-Learning; strategies for environmental service-learning; best practices for making the case for service-learning programs; and the opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues in the field. Attendees will also learn about national and local resources to support service-learning programming.

More information contact Jaime Spilken, Learn and Serve Program Officer for more information at 202-727-7949 or Jaime.Spilken@dc.gov.

Registration is free but you MUST register to attend! Please visit the website!

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