I hope that everyone is enjoying the news roundups. This week has been filled with very interesting stories documenting the energy around service and service-learning. Please send any interesting articles that I have missed to Christina Kwon or the National Service-Learning Partnership. Also, visit the NSLP page on facebook! On with the news!
Politico, July 17, 2009 - John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei, in their roles as leaders in ServiceNation, offer their opinions about service in There's no stimulus like service.
CNN, July 16, 2009 - Before I saw this story, I did not know that Cathryn Berger Kaye and Terry Pickeral were leading seminars on Harry Potter and service-learning. I will definitely have to look into this! Please see this very interesting article about how lessons in the Harry Potter books have carried over into real life.
Heartland Connection, July 16, 2009 - Senator Schmitz writes in her column that Iowa and Iowan are continuing their involvement in service! Read more.
The Journal-Register, July 17, 2009 - The idea began in Eastern Tanzania in the small village of Kambi ya Simba. The children there began documenting their everyday life, putting it into a book entitled “In Our Village: Kambi ya Simba Through the Eyes of Its Youth.” Our friend and service-learning leader, Cathryn Berger Kaye, was given a copy of a book entitled "In Our Village: Kambi ya Simba Through the Eyes of Its Youth." Children in the small Tanzanian village of Kambi ya Simba documented their everyday life. The students at Albion have continued the "Our Village" series. Read about what happened!
5 Towns Jewish Times, July 16, 2009 - Twenty-one students from select U.S. universities will serve as counselors for fourth annual Counterpoint Israel program. This service-learning initiative, July 23–August 23, aims to empower and build the next generation of Israeli youth by providing them a summer camp experience filled with important life skills. Click here to read more.
Warwick Beacon, July 16, 2009 - Marilyn Swierk, who received the 1993 National AAFCS Teacher of the Year honors for her Service Learning Program at Vets, was recently elected president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has authored many books, including "A Guide to Service Learning." Please see the full article for more information.