Building Statewide Partnerships to Support Service-Learning: A Case Report from North Carolina Service Learning Coalition
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET
Registration (Free): http://ow.ly/DLuLF
Summary: Join a group of North Carolina stakeholders representing higher education, K-12, youth and community organizations to discuss their work in building effective service-learning partnerships. Members of the North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition (NCSLC) will share their three year journey to support high quality service-learning.
Bren Elliott currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services for Wake County Public School System. From 2009-2014, she led Guilford County Schools’ district-wide Character Development/Service-Learning Initiative and in 2014 was recognized with NYLC’s G. Bernard Gill Urban Service-Learning Leadership Award. Bren has worked in public education for the past twenty years as a teacher, principal, area director, executive director and high priority schools’ advocate.
Ms. Melissa Lyon is an alumna of Fayetteville State University (FSU). She completed her Master of Arts in Sociology in May 2007 and began as a Lecturer for the FSU Department of Sociology in the fall of 2007 until her appointment as Program Manager for the newly developed Service-Learning Program in the fall of 2009.
Crystal Ebert currently serves as a part time staff member for Activate Good, the Triangle area affiliate of the Hands On Network of Volunteer Centers. She is Activate Good’s point of contact for the Activate Schools initiative, a Community Leadership and Service elective course for high school students. Crystal is a 2006 graduate of Gettysburg College, where she was heavily involved in the school’s extensive volunteer and service-learning opportunities. She worked in higher education for 7 years before shifting to the other side of the community-educational institution partnership.
Luke Strobel is a senior in high school as well as one of the founding members of the North Carolina Youth Advisory Council for Service-Learning. Luke is the Vice President of the Guilford County Schools Service-Learning Youth Council through which he has led several trainings and projects. He has authored a post on the National Youth Leadership Council’s blog and presented a workshop on effective service-learning training at the National Service-Learning Conference with his peers. He has been involved with service-learning since his freshman year and plans to continue his work in higher education.
Webinar moderator: Lana Peterson
Professional Development Manager, NYLC
Lana Peterson brings experience working as a classroom teacher as well as a district Service-Learning Coordinator to NYLC’s training team, with a strong focus on school initiatives. She works closely with educators, service-learning coordinators, and youth through the Generator School Network, an online community of over 2300 members. Lana has led training sessions for thousands of youth and adults through our National Youth Leadership Trainings, district wide and contract trainings, and international, national, and regional conferences.