The release of the Volunteering in America report has created more buzz around service and service-learning. It's really great to see different states and communities taking pride in volunteerism being high in their states. The Denver Post, Nebraska TV, and Governor Culver of Iowa all proudly announced their rankings. This is great and all of the states should keep up the good work! Great job in promoting your home states!
Here's the original press release from the Corporation for National and Community Service on the Volunteering in America report:
Corporation for National and Community Service, July 28, 2009 - Check out the press release for the Volunteering in America report!
Other news around service-learning:
United Press International, July 28, 2009 - In this economy, non-profit organizations are suffering just as much, if not more than other organizations. This article is about these non-profits leaning on volunteers to stay afloat.
examiner.com, July 27, 2009 - Another opinion piece about service-learning. This one is from a Chicago K-12 Education Examiner!