Dear Service-Learning Enthusiasts and Community Partners,

Please review the information and opportunities below.  Included are calls for grant proposals, academic papers, award nominations, and conference presentations.


Star Moore

Star Moore
Associate Director for Community-Based Learning
Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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Finally, NSSEthis year inquired about service learning among first-year students.Students who participated in courses that included a community-based projectreported “significantly higher gains” in various areas of learning anddevelopment, including working effectively with others, voting, understandingthemselves and others, and contributing to community welfare. These studentswere also more likely to attend private institutions — 49 percent offirst-year students at private colleges participated, compared to 38 percent atpublic colleges.

Read more:
Inside Higher Ed


Service Learning in PrincipalLeadership


While this issue of PrincipalLeadership may already be available to you, I would like to offer you this linkto see what in just now in print:


The NASSP December GREEN issue of Principal Leadership features severalnoteworthy articles on service learning including (beginning on page 18) aletter from Philippe Cousteau, and features I have written profiling numerouseffective service learning examples as well as other articles including one onthe STEMester of Service by Susan Abravanel and Sarah Guy.

Great to share these successes and showus in print. Please share and spread the good news!



Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.

CBK Associates

Partnership Opportunities

Join the Movement, Help Build anEngaged Nation – Partner with NCoC
TheNational Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is now accepting new partners for the2012 Civic Health Initiatives. NCoC currently works with cross-sector partnersin over 25 communities across the country to use civic health data to enhancethe prosperity and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are excitedto continue these partnerships while growing this network to include all 50states, 50 largest metropolitan areas, and other issue-based communities. Ourpartnerships have produced reports, infographics and initiatives that create adeeper understanding of civic health, generate dialogue and catalyze action.They have been used to inform public policy, develop community initiatives, anddirect resources and investments. You are invited to  join this growingeffort, by partnering with NCoC on Civic Health Index reports and initiativesfor 2012. Learn more at:

Funding Opportunities

Sodexo Youth Grants

Deadline: January 17

YSAwill award 100 Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to support youth-led serviceprojects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger onGlobal Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). We’re looking for projects that engageyour peers, friends, families, neighbors, Sodexo employees, and other communitymembers in creative, youth-inspired solutions to ending childhood hunger inyour community.  Over 17 million children in the United States live atrisk of hunger. YSA and Sodexo are calling on young people, ages 5-25, to helpmake sure your peers don’t have to worry about where their next meal will comefrom. Learn more at:

2012 AmeriCorps Grants

Deadline: January 18

AmeriCorpsawards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorpsmembers to engage in evidence-based interventions to strengthen communities. Inthe 2012 competition CNCS expects to invest a significant amount of availablefunding to programs working in the six Focus Areas of Disaster Services,Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures,and Veterans and Military Families. In particular, CNCS seeks to target itsAmeriCorps grantmaking in the Education, Disaster Services and Veterans andMilitary Families Focus Areas.


Call for Papers

Call for Papers forthe : International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, andSocial Change


We are currently looking for submissions of articles fromstudents for the International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership,and Social Change.    We are hoping to receive submissions fromyour students by February 15

You will find submission information at

Please feel free to contract us with any questions.

We look forward to submissions from your students.


Ned Scott Laff,Ph.D.                                                                                                     Joyce Fields, Ph.D.

Director for General Education andService-Learning                                     Professor of Child and Family Studies

Director for the Center for EngagedLearning                                                     Program Coordinator

ColumbiaCollege                                                                                                            Columbia College                                                                                     


Award Opportunities

TheTalloires Network is pleased to call for nominations for the 2012 MacJannetPrize. Student initiatives based at a Talloires Network member institution andthat have existed for at least two years are eligible to be considered for thisprize. Anyone can nominate a program, but nominations must be accompanied by aletter or email of support from the head of the university. Only two programsmay be nominated from any university in a single year.

TheMacJannet Prize recognizes exceptional student community engagement initiativesat Talloires Network member universities and contributes financially to theirongoing public service efforts. In 2012, three programs will receive awards:1st Prize ($7,500), 2nd Prize ($5,000), and 3rd Prize ($2,500). Profiles of thewinners will be posted on the MacJannet Prize website. Check out profiles ofour 2009,2010, and 2011 Prize recipients forexamples of winning programs.

Tonominate a program, download and complete the 2012 Nomination Form and email it Nominations will be judged based on sixselection criteria. Nominations are due by 15 February2012.

TheMacJannet Prize was established in order to:
Recognize and encourage     exceptional student community engagement and community service
Financially support the ongoing     work of university-based civic initiatives
Elevate innovative civic     engagement program models and disseminate them throughout the Network as     examples of promising practices
Strengthen public support for     the global civic engagement movement in higher education
Champion the values and extend     the legacy of Donald and Charlotte MacJannet, who devoted their lives to     fostering international understanding
Promote action around the     principles of the Talloires Declaration, which recommends steps to elevate     the civic engagement of universities around the world



2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards


The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, inpartnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowmentfor the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute ofMuseum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth ProgramAwards.

The twelve award-winning programs this year will receive$10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’sHonorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House.In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attendthe Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, and willbe featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website.

After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanitiesprograms sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations,educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and highschools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community serviceorganizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged toconsider submitting an application. Programs applying for the award must meetall of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards EligibilityCriteria.

Completed applications will only be accepted via the onlineprocess. No hard copy materials will be accepted. The deadline for applicationsubmissions is Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EST.

Please click the following link to access the onlineNational Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application:

We encourage you to share this link to the application withinterested parties. Please feel free to post this announcement on websites, innewsletters, and in other forms of communication.

Please contact or  202-682-5571 with questions regarding the application.


RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Releases Call forApplications

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationNurse Faculty Scholars
Application Deadline: February 7, 2012 (3:00 PM EST)

Thegoal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NurseFaculty Scholars programis to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursingthrough career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. Theprogram aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence ofnursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training and salary andresearch support to young faculty.

·  More details and how to apply

Youhave received this e-mail alert because you have elected to receive informationfrom the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on: HumanCapital and Nursing.


Registration is NowOpen!
“Intensifying Impact: Civic Engagement Matters”
North Carolina CampusCompact’s 2012Civic Engagement Institute
February 15, 2012
The Friday Center inChapel Hill, NC
Early Registration Discount until January 15, 2012 = Register sevenor more individuals and receive a $10 discount/per registration
The 2012 Civic Engagement Institute is dedicated to thinkingdeeply about how to ensure that community engagement work is sustainable andunderscored with deeper partnerships, inter- and intra- institutionalcollaboration, greater impact, targeted outcomes, and lifelong commitment toengagement by institutions, higher education leaders, and students.  Presidents, trustees, provosts, faculty, staff andcommunity partners will engage in intensive discussions about deepening thiswork of producing civically engaged graduates and strengthening communities.Keynote speakers, expert workshops, and a celebration of NC Campus Compact’s 10thanniversary, will ensure this is a day you will not want to miss.

ConfirmedSpeakers include:

Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor,Syracuse University
Dr. Nadinne Cruz, Independent Consultant, Cruz Consulting
Dr. Philip Dubois, Chancellor, UNC –Charlotte
Dr. Leo M. Lambert, President, Elon University
Dr. George Mehaffy, V.P. for Academic Leadership & Change, AmericanAssociation of State Colleges & Universities
Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President, the Association ofAmerican Colleges and Universities
Dr. Brian Murphy, President, De Anza College
Dr. Carol Quillen, President, Davidson College
Dr. Scott Ralls, President, North Carolina Community CollegeSystem

Stay posted to the Institutewebsite for more details.  For sponsorship/vendor informationcontact Dr. Lisa Keyne at



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