Nashville, Tenn. -- Outstanding service-learning leaders were honored last night with Spirit of Service Awards at the National Service Learning Conference.
The awards were presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the country’s largest supporter of service-learning through its Learn and Serve America program. The Spirit of Service Awards pay tribute to the most outstanding participants in the Corporation’s Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps programs.
“We know that students who become involved in their communities through organized service-learning activities experience a range of benefits, from improved academic achievement to the development of a lifelong ethic of civic involvement,” said Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation. “We congratulate these awardees for their leadership and dedication to service-learning. By shining a spotlight on these service-learning leaders, we hope to inspire more schools and universities to embrace this powerful and proven teaching method.”
The awardees are:
The accomplishments of the awardees were highlighted in a six-minute video, produced with the support of State Farm Insurance. “We are delighted to honor these service-learning leaders, who demonstrate every day that service-learning is making a difference in communities across our country,” said Kathy Payne, senior director of Education and Leadership at State Farm Insurance.