Resources

Service-Learning Journals
The School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers publishes Civic Engagement, a magazine that seeks to deepen the discourse about, and underscore our shared commitment to, public service. Civic Engagement features the exemplars of public service—people and projects—as well as publications, other resources for “doing” public service, and personal reflections. Submissions are welcome.

The Journal for Civic Commitment is a twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service learning and civic engagement, published by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. All submitted articles are peer-reviewed by the Journal’s Editorial Board, which includes experts in the field of service learning and civic engagement.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact and hosted by Appalachian State University. The articles in this journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve community and campus partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged.

The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) is a peer-reviewed international journal through which faculty, staff, students, and community partners disseminate scholarly works. JCES integrates teaching, research, and community engagement in all disciplines, addressing critical problems identified through a community-participatory process.

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators, with an editorial board of faculty from many academic disciplines and professional fields at the University of Michigan and other U.S. higher education institutions. Since 1994, the Michigan Journal has endeavored to publish the highest quality research, theory, and pedagogy articles related to higher education academic service-learning. With Volume 15 (2008-09), the Michigan Journal has expanded its purview to include not only articles about academic service-learning, but also about campus-community partnerships and faculty engaged scholarship. This expansion is commensurate with the expansion of the higher education civic engagement movement. MJCSL goals include: growing the community and deepening the practice of service-learning educators, campus-community partnership practitioners, and community-engaged scholars; sustaining and developing the intellectual vigor of those in this community; encouraging scholarship related to community-engagement; and contributing to the academic/scholarly legitimacy of this work.

The International Undergraduate Journal on Service-learning, Leadership, and Social Change only accepts articles from undergraduate students. The Journal considers three types of articles:

  1. Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served
  2. A case study of a service-learning project
  3. A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership
The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education (JPSHE) is an academic peer-reviewed journal with a focus on community/civic engagement. JPSHE aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community

SERVICE-LEARNING WEB SITES

American AssociationAmerican Association of Community Colleges: a national association of community colleges which represents almost 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 11 million students. The site contains information on conferences, events, curriculum tools, grants, links, and publications.

Campus CompactCampus Compact: a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. The site contains information about publications, journals, conferences, national initiatives, research, and funding opportunities, as well as links to each of the state Compacts.
http://www.compact.org/

Learn and ServeLearn and Serve America: supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States and enables over 1 million students to make meaningful contributions to their community by building their academic and civic skills. The site contains tools and information for educators and community partners on effective practices, grants, and publications.

NSIPNational Service Inclusion Project(NSIP): is a Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) training and technical assistance provider. Through comprehensive training, technical assistance, and product dissemination, NSIP strives to ensure meaningful service experiences for all Americans, regardless of their abilities.

National Service-Learning ClearinghouseNational Service-Learning Clearinghouse: a resource for service–learning materials, references, referrals, and information.

New York Campus CompactThe New York Campus Compact: a membership association of college and university presidents across New York State committed to promoting “active citizenship as an aim of higher education.” The site contains information on conferences, grants, publications, and a service-learning toolkit.

New York MAPSThe New York Metro Area Partnership for Service-Learning (NYMAPS): a coalition of colleges, universities and community-based organizations dedicated to realizing the civic mission of higher education and to advancing service-learning and other forms of civic engagement across the New York Metro Area. The site contains information on local meetings and events.

Serve.govServe.gov: an online resource for finding volunteer opportunities and for encouraging volunteers to develop "do-it-yourself" projects. The site is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service