ECSL has lost one of its earliest leaders, a most ardent supporter for advancing genuine service learning, a guiding light, & a gentle, inspiring mentor to all who had the fortune of exchanging ideas with her. Ann Nelson came to ECSL in our second year of infancy and was a precious participant as we grew over the last 25 years. She served as an indispensable voice on our Strategic Council, was an anchor for more round-table conversations than can be enumerated, created most our of ECSL handout materials from bookmarks to pamphlets and even made puzzle pieces when we needed to demonstrate how the 5 steps of service learning fit together. She participated at all our national and state conference presentations and developed unique and innovative service learning curriculum. Her creative energy and generosity resonates through the spectacular “spirit dolls” she hand-stitched and decorated for annual recognition of an exceptional ECSL participant. Henceforth this honor will be the “Ann Nelson Spirit Award”. Her legacy lives on through our continued efforts to grow meaningful Service Learning.
Reminder! You’re invited to attend the ECSL Strategy Council Meeting on Monday, June 25 from 9:30-11am in Westwood, CA.
Advisors and stakeholders in our service learning community gather to plan the dynamic strategies, concepts and workshop content for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. We welcome all voices!
RSVP to ECSLabc@gmail.com (address to be provided).
This speaker series, held this month in Venice on June 20th from 7-9pm, directly correlates to our spring panel on poverty. Coordinated by a few of our panelists, we highly recommend attending this special event to witness the power of story and first-hand experiences as a form of service learning investigation!
Sustainability for our planet by reducing waste and growing resilient gardens. Sustainability for our communities by increasing empathy and embracing diversity. Join ECSL and Netiya for an innovative dinner workshop that bridges the concepts of food and social justice. Cook farm-to-table ethnic food and engage in conversation focusing on ways we can link concepts of bio-diversity and cultural diversity within our curriculum and school communities to create a more just society.