Monday, July 13, 2009

July 2009 NYLC Leader

The monthly newsletter of the National Youth Leadership Council

July 9, 2009
Volume VI, Issue 6

Upcoming Events/Deadlines

Call Now to Fund the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The House and Senate are taking action on the appropriations for the funding of the Corporation for National and Community Service, including Learn and Serve America. Starting this week and continuing for at least the next month, Congress will be debating funding levels. Your voice needs to be heard.

» Learn more about how to take action.

National Urban Service-Learning Institute. Join us for this annual two-day event that focuses on applying the principles of service-learning in urban environments. Regular Institute registration must be postmarked July 15, 2009.

» Learn more about the National Urban Service-Learning Institute.

Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award Nominate someone for the Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award. Nomination package must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2009.

» Learn more about the Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award.

NYLC Partners with Obama Service-Learning Elementary

After more than a year of researching, planning, and piloting service-learning school-wide, the Saint Paul School Board made it official on May 19, 2009 — Webster Magnet Elementary changed its name to Barack and Michelle Obama Service-Learning Elementary. To help strengthen and expand the school's new vision, Obama Service-Learning Elementary and NYLC have established a strong and wide-ranging partnership. 

» Learn more about the partnership.

NYLC Welcomes Youth Fellows

NYLC is excited to welcome a cohort of Fellows this summer. These young people are working on various aspects of NYLC including the National Youth Leadership Training, the G. Bernard Gill Legacy Project, the National Urban Service-Learning Institute, and the Barack and Michelle Obama Service-Learning Elementary summer leadership program in St. Paul, Minn.

» Learn more about the Fellows.

Making the Case for Service-Learning

NYLC, along with eight other service-learning organizations, recently submitted a letter to the Corporation for National and Community Service following the listening tour on the new Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.

» Learn more about making the case for academic service-learning.

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