Category Archives: ECSL News

2019 Spring Work Shop

RSVP TODAY ! So you can grow your school’s Service Learning practice in exciting and meaningful ways!

In Memoriam

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.


2019 Winter Workshop

Join us at our 2019 Winter Workshop as you set your 2019 priorities. Use your classroom as a space to inspire our children with desire, skills and knowledge to build their future!

Join us for our Fall Workshop on October 2!

Next Week! ECSL Summer Strategy Session

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 (address to be provided).

A Powerful Event to Investigate Poverty

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!


Join us at Our Spring Meeting for Fresh Takes on Addressing Poverty!

Winter Workshop 2018

New year, new opportunity to advance service learning for the sake of our communities and to the benefit of our students’ skills sets for addressing meaningful change! Join us for our Winter Workshop. RSVP below.

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ECSL Dinner Workshop: Pathways to Understanding through Gardening and Food

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.


RSVP here

Fall 2017 Workshop