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Winter ’15 Meeting with Cathy Berger Kaye

Links to video clips of this engaging meeting, Four Corners, that features a brief experiential journey of the five stages of service learning, with expert Cathryn Berger Kaye.

Spring ’15 Meeting: Show and Grow Expo

Our annual spring meeting features ECSL educators who share their process of service learning over the past school year in an expo-style format. If you missed this opportunity to hear their service stories, below are detailed accounts of their programs. Gather ideas to enrich your future service learning experiences!

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  1. Notes from the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (

    The venue was the McCormick Conference Center in Chicago. Keynote speakers included Chicago mayor Raim Emanuel, Jill Biden, and Barbara Bush, and actor Kevin Bacon. I took away a number of good ideas from many great organizations. I would like to share two organizations of particular interest related to the environment.

    TerraCycle ( offers national programs to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste. Most offer free shipping as well as a donation for each piece of garbage that is collected.

    RandomKid ( is an award winning organization for kids, educators and youth group leaders that is changing the world.

    Both websites offer a variety of project ideas, resources, and support information for educators. Check them out!

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