Author Archive: DiscoverECSL

ECSL’s November Virtual Workshop

Join your Service Learning peers November 11th from 3:30-5pm (PST)

for another installment of our virtual exchanges:

Contributing to Healthy Ecosystems

Restoring balance and harmony from soil to human interaction


A Service Learning Webinar to Inspire!

Check this out! A free Service Learning Webinar featuring Cathryn Berger Kaye as Keynote [3:40] and ECSL Participant John Haakon-Gould, a wonderful educator and his peers describing relatable service learning examples from Shanghai Community International School.

Plus other youth-led stories that both inform and inspire how service learning engages youth in significant and meaningful action even during these unpredictable times. And at the end — so many resources! Produced by Cas Trips, you will find much to think about in this worthwhile hour-long program.

Feel free to contact Cathy at with any questions.

AAPI Forum Invitation

You are invited to attend this forum organized by member school, Polytechnic:


Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6 to 7pm., Zoom

In light of the recent increase in anti-Asian hate, this interactive discussion will delve into the experiences of Asian actors in a predominantly white industry. Our panelists will discuss their career and achievements and share about their personal experiences as Asian Americans. Attendees will gain new perspectives and draw inspiration from the AAPI community in television and film. Our featured speakers include Tamlyn Tomita (Joy Luck Club, Karate Kid), Hudson Yang (Fresh Off the Boat), Aubrey Anderson (Modern Family), Ella Basco (Birds of Prey), Miya Cech (The Darkest Minds, Rim of the World), and Crystal Kung-Minkoff (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Please register to participate in this unique event using this link:

ECSL’s April Virtual Gathering

Register in advance:

ECSL’s February Virtual Gathering

Register in advance for the meeting by January 29th here.

Stronger Together! Building and Sustaining a Collaborative Regional Service Learning Network

Thanks to all who joined us at the National Service Learning Conference for our workshop “Stronger Together! Building and Sustaining a Collaborative Regional Service Learning Network.” We are honored to have been a part of the 28th Annual Service Learning Conference, Dare to Dream #SLC17, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim March 22-25th, 2017.

Below are some resources to help you start a service learning network in your region!

Prezi from National Service Learning Workshop – your ideas are recorded here

ECSL Member Questions 2016 – what are our members asking?

Feel free to reach out with any questions or follow-up!

Service Learning Inventory

Show & Grow Project Summaries

Check out all the great service learning projects presented at the ECSL Show & Grow at Carl Thorp School on April 24, 2013! Click on the project summaries to find out how these teachers used the Five Stages of Service Learning to engage students in service projects at their schools!


Camp Darfur

Paige Leven, Roybal Learning Center HS (view project summary)

Creating Intergenerational Connections through Service Learning

Lauren McCabe, Westridge School for Girls (view project summary)

Trash… All the Way to the Ocean

Marissa Nadjarian, The John Thomas Dye School (view project summary)

Water Quality and Conservation PSAs

Robin Gose, Turning Point School (view project summary)

Water Quality PSA Assignment

Family Portraits at Westside Children’s Center

Jennie Willens, Windward School (view project summary)

ECSL Meeting April 24, 2013: Show & Grow


Youth Summit: Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions

From Anna Cummins, Co-founder, The 5 Gyres Institute | |Cell: (310) 998-8616 | Twitter: @5gyres

We are getting closer to the PLASTIC OCEAN POLLUTION SOLUTIONS YOUTH SUMMIT and want to encourage you and your students to attend!

This is the perfect opportunity for students (and you) who are already involved in the fight against plastic pollution to take it to the next step!

The summit will be educational, inspirational and most importantly FUN!  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the issue, get inspired by other youth solutions, network and come up with some great ideas!


WHEN:           October 27, 2012, All Day

WHO:             YOU!

WHERE:         Google Offices, Venice CA 90291

STUDENTS: The summit is FREE!! Please encourage your students to APPLY on our website BY SEPTEMBER 21st.

EDUCATORS: You are encouraged to attend!  If interested, send a request to letting us know how you are active and what attending the training will help you do!

Visit the website to learn more and to APPLY.

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