Category Archives: ECSL News

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:

Links to Literacy

ECSL has long-supported literacy as a service learning initiative. In a former meeting, we heard about global efforts to bring books to children through the story My Librarian is a Camel. Here is an opportunity, brought to us by an ECSL member, to support literacy via Alif Laila, a story teller bus, is crowdfunding to bring book by bicycle to children in Pakistan. You can investigate their efforts here.

ECSL’s February Virtual Gathering

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

ECSL 2020 Museum of Tolerance Workshop

ECSL Museum of Tolerance Intro

ECSL Museum of Tolerance Privilege exercise

ECSL Museum of Tolerance Conversations on Microaggressions

ECSL Museum of Tolerance Tools to Explore Diversity

ECSL Museum of Tolerance Reading “The President of the Jungle” and response

ECSL Museum of Tolerance Each One Teach One Exercise

Join us for our Fall Zoom Exchange

Click here to register!

ECSL’s Winter Workshop


ECSL 2019 Fall Service Learning Workshop

As the November 2020 election approaches, view our Fall 20019 workshop content featuring stories around Youth Roles to Preserve the Democratic Process:

ECSL Making a Difference in Politics/ Spirit Doll winner

ECSL What is Democracy?

ECSL Service-Learning Links to Democratic Process

ECSL Democracy In Action: School DR. Teddy Varno

ECSL Democracy in Action: Student Teva Corwin

ECSL Democracy in Action: Organization League of Women

ECSL Building Our Tool Kits for Youth Engaged in Democracy

Enter the 2020 Speak Up, Sing Out Music Contest!

Enter the 2020 Speak Up, Sing Out
Music Contest!
In collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights invites students to write and produce original songs that speak out against human rights abuses. The format is open to any genre of music.

The Grand Prize winning songwriter will participate in a GRAMMY-related event. 

ENTRY DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

“Getting your voice heard can really change your community, society, more than you could ever think.” Our 2019 Speak Up, Sing Out contest winner Tess Lira shares the inspiration behind her empowering song “Solid Gold” and encourages songwriters to trust their voices.