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! ECSLabc@gmail.com

Vital Workshop to Grow Your Service Learning in the New Year



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Lesson Planning for Service Learning

At our fall meeting, ECSL advisor Sammy Lyon outlined how planning for service learning fits seamlessly with the classroom planning you’re already doing. The article For Teachers Who Think They Can’t Do Service Learning accompanies the easy-to-implelement lesson planning tools that were presented and gives you a road map for integrating student-led action into the curriculum you already use. Download a free copy of the tools- Backwards Planning for Service Learning- to support your service learning curriculum.



Save the Date: Fun-raising & Fundraising for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Rising (formerly the Kposowa Foundation) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with an evening of African drumming & dance, salsa dance performances, and fundraising for projects in Sierra Leone. Thanks to ECSL advisor, Sarah Culberson (co-founder of Sierra Leone Rising) for sharing this local opportunity to effect change in the areas of education, public health and female empowerment in West Africa.


Service Learning Inventory

Local Fair to Launch Service

Bridges Academy in Studio City is hosting a community service fair on October 15th that may give you and your students some opportunities to connect with organizations and launch service learning ideas:



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