Sixth Annual National Urban Service-Learning Institute

Posted by on April 20, 2009

Join us for the Sixth Annual National Urban Service-Learning Institute, August 5-7, 2009, at New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia, Penn. This event brings together community members, young people, and school leaders to discuss service-learning techniques that support urban students in achieving academic excellence and becoming strong community leaders.

Keynote presentations will include Margaret Beale Spencer, education researcher and developmental psychologist; Colonel Robert L. Gordon, III, Senior Vice President of Civic Leadership, City Year; Joan Lennon Liptrot, Executive Director, Institute for Global Education and Service-Learning; and Maura Nugent, Chicago Public Schools Service-Learning Teacher of the Year (2008).

Participants will explore current trends and topics affecting urban communities, including:

*   Second Annual Urban Service-Learning Research Symposium
*   Daylong Social Justice Academy
*   Youth-led Analysis of Achievement/Access Gap
*   Administrators Academy
*   Anti-racism and Cultural Competency Training
*   Working Effectively with Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Populations
*   Urban Service-Learning Showcase

The Second Annual Urban Service-Learning Symposium

This year’s National Urban Service-Learning Institute includes the Second Annual Urban Service-Learning Symposium: Planning Future Studies. This daylong session covers the latest trends in urban service-learning with panel discussions, papers, and presentations.

Training Grants Available

The Institute for Global Education and Service-Learning has funds available that will provide training grants to local education agencies interested in bringing a team of students to the National Urban Service-Learning Institute.

Graduate Credits Available

Attendees will be able to register for an on-line, three-credit graduate level service-learning course through Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. In this course students will utilize the critical information shared at the Institute to research the essential elements of service-learning with a concentration on urban settings. Pennsylvania teachers can earn up to 12 hours of ACT 48 credits by attending the Institute. For more information on the course, fees, and how to register, contact Cynthia Belliveau at or call (215) 204-4397.

For more information about all of these elements of the Institute and more please visit our website at  If you have any questions about the Institute, you can reach us by replying to this email or calling (800) 366-6952.


Amy Meuers
Conference and Events Director

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