Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Thriving in Uncertain Times
Summary Report of Five Regional Dialogues (Spring 2009)
During spring 2009, California Campus Compact sponsored five regional dialogues across the state focusing on the past, current and future involvement of California higher education institutions in the service-learning and civic engagement movement. More than 85 students, community partners, service-learning directors, faculty and senior administrators from non-profit organizations and colleges and universities throughout California participated in these conversations. During the dialogues, which were facilitated by California Campus Compact senior staff members, participants identified trends in the field as well as many of the challenges they face in doing this work. Time also was devoted during each dialogue to discussing strategies to address these challenges. The dialogues provided participants with an opportunity to share lessons and insights regarding where the service-learning and civic engagement movement has been, where it is heading and how those involved can continue to advance and strengthen the work in the face of the current economic climate and other challenges. Funding was provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America Higher Education.