Professional Development – Designing High Impact Service-Learning

Join the National Youth Leadership Council & the North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition for a FREE 1-day workshop to:

  • Gain an understanding of how to use the backward planning approach and
    the five-step “IPARD” cycle.
  • Gain an understanding of how to plan and implement inquiry-based service-
    learning projects aligned with NC K-12 learning standards.

Registration: Free. Click HERE to register.
Location: Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design,
100 Bryan Chalk Ln, Knightdale, NC 27545

Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Deadline to Apply: July 3, 2018

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NCSLC Members Present at the National Service-Learning Conference


Justice in ActionNCSLC Members featured at the 29th National Service-Learning Conference, in St. Paul MN.

Monday, March 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room: State 3
Self-Identity through Service-Learning
Roxanne Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Monday, March 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Room: MN West
Protect Your Project, Keep Your Cause!
Sam Park, 1KL / Phillips Exeter Academy

Project Showcase
Sunday 1:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Room: Main Foyer
Feeding Body and Mind
John Park, FBM / Harris Road MS

For detailed session summary, please click here

Member Highlight: Elizabeth Felts – New Hanover High School



Learn why Ms. Elizabeth Felts (@whyiquitteach),
English teacher at New Hanover High quits “teaching”….and
leads Honors Service Learning class in action.

Video 1: Honors Service Learning
Video 2: Find Your Voice
Video 3: Use Your Voice
Video 4: Change the World

Spring 2018 Service-Learning ‘Unconference’ and Regional Networking Events

Join us for NCSLC’s Spring Service-Learning ‘Unconference’ and Regional Networking Events! These regional service-learning ‘meet-ups’ will be held in an unconference format. An unconference is a conference without predefined topics. The theme will be service-learning, but actual topics will be generated during the conference. This format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity.

Register here and indicate which event you are planning to attend. There is no fee to attend, but you must register. Registration closes April 9th.

Asheville: April 16th 1:30-5:00pm

Key Center For Community Engaged Learning at UNCA
Brown Hall Room 217
Asheville, NC 28804

Raleigh: April 17th 1:30-5:00pm

James B Jr. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way,
Raleigh, NC 27606

Wilmington: April 18th 1:30-5:00pm

Cape Fear Community College 
502 N. Front St.,
Wilmington, NC 28401

North CaroiIna Service Learning Coalition Presents


NC teachers brainstorm to inspire the next Woolworth Four

Techers inspiring the next Woolworth Four
(National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) Blog, February 2017)

27 North Carolina social studies teachers may be inspiring the next Woolworth Four by giving their students the tools for not only reading history, but also making it.

Gathered at the historic Woolworth Counter in downtown Greensboro, NC, a group of teachers brainstormed big ideas to bring Civic Engagement and Service Learning to their schools and communities.

  • The big idea of the Bill of Rights framing American ideals became a youth review of a student handbook vis-a-vis the Bill of Rights, with student surveys and school board presentations driving the action.
  • The big idea of poverty as the root of many societal challenges became a youth-led resource bank of post-secondary options for students, with avenues for financial support as part of the research and deliberation phase of the inquiry cycle.
  • The big idea of civil rights issues shaping societal norms became an exploration of movements and activism, from the 1960s to present day, with ideas for English/Language Arts assessments and self-awareness leading to social awareness interspersed throughout the study.

Visit NYLC Blog for the detailed story: