Category Archives: ECSL News

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

Support ECSL’s Next Generation!

A former ECSL guest speaker and founder of LemonAid Warriors, LuLu Cerone, is launching her book. Come support our next generation of service advocates!



Saturday, May 13th from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bookstar (Barnes & Noble) 1:30-3:00pm AND Artisan Cheese 3-5pm
12023 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Social Justice Meeting Resources



Identity and Diversity + Building Empathy & Tolerance

Human Library –  “The Human Library challenges stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.The Human Library is a place where people are books on loan to readers for a chat.”

Listening Booth: Public Displays of Attention – An example of a sturcture to discover people’s personal narratives and practice attentive listening.

Greater Good Science Center on Empathy – The GGSC “sponsors groundbreaking scientific discoveries—and turns them into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and more compassionate society.”

Greater Good in Action – “Synthesizing hundreds of scientific studies, Greater Good in Action collects the best research-based methods for a happier, more meaningful life.” There are several activities and practices to try centered around building empathy.

Exploring Power & Privilege

Privilege Exercise – One example of an activity that explores how people experience privilege in certain areas of their identities.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere (AWARE)

  • Summer Institute (July 27-30, 2017)
  • Monthly Saturday Dialogues in Santa Monica

The Center for Investigative Reporting, Reveal News – The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.

Curriculum Reources

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Speak Truth to Power – “A human rights education program that strives to create a global citizenry dedicated to the highest standards of justice and equality.”

Teaching Tolerance – “A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.”

Facing History and Ourselves – “Whole-staff professional development, school-wide programming, curriculum sequencing in civics, social studies, humanities, and language arts education.”

Perspectives For a Diverse America – A curriculum developed by Teaching Tolerance with a focus on providing literacy-based, anti-biased social justice curriculum. Register for free to access the Central Text Anthology- a collection of texts and mixed-media providing diverse voices and perspectives, and that carry anti-bias themes while aligning with Common Core State Standards. The Tasks and Strategies section provides lessons that meet literacy goals and lead students to engage in social action.

Ashoka Changemakers – “Connect here with other social innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, connectors, thought leaders, communicators, citizen sector organizations, and citizens to accelerate lasting social change.”

join the conversation – SOCIAL JUSTICE + SERVICE LEARNING – spring workshop


RSVP for the Spring Meeting 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!