Resources: Organizations

APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy

"The APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy is seeking information from members and departments about courses that incorporate community service learning."

AmeriCorps

"AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations."

Campus Compact

National coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. To support this civic mission, Campus Compact promotes community service that develops students' citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research.

Citizen Corps

"Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety."

The Corporation for National and Community Service

"The Corporation for National and Community Service engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to help strengthen communities."

Learn and Serve America: Corporation for National and Community Service

"Learn and Serve America supports service-learning programs across the country by providing funding and training."

Morgridge Center for Public Service

"The Morgridge Center for Public Service promotes citizenship and learning through service within local, national and global communities. The Center builds on the Wisconsin Idea, a strong tradition of service to the community by students, faculty and alumni."

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

"The Learn and Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, as well as all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies."

National Society for Experiential Education

"The premier association committed to building a strong workforce, creating dynamic classrooms, developing thriving communities."

Peace Corps

Peace Corps' Mission: "1) Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. 2) Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. 3) Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of all Americans."

Points of Light Foundation

"The Foundation's mission is to engage more people more effectively in volunteer community service to help solve serious social problems."

Students in Service to America

"President George W. Bush has called on all Americans to commit at least 4,000 hours—the equivalent of two years over the course of their lives—to the service of others. By serving something greater than themselves, young people will learn about their rich democratic traditions as Americans, help meet vital community needs, and become responsible and engaged citizens."