As the field of community engagement, campus/community partnerships, service-learning, engaged scholarship—and their burgeoning variations—have grown, so have the resources for practitioners, policy-makers and campus and community administrators. High-quality and comprehensive databases and information services are available to NYCC members through the following links—and the many cascading links which they provide.
National Campus Compact The national Campus Compact web site contains information about publications, journals, conferences, national initiatives, research, consulting services and funding opportunities, as well as links to each of the state Compacts.
Extensive collection of publications—research, best practices, syllabi, tool-kits, policy issues, program development—covering K-12 through higher education
Lending library services
Online information database
Toll-free information and reference-desk service (1-866-245-SERV/7378)
Listservs for discussion & information on service-learning
Corporation for National Service This web site includes information on all Corporation for National and Community Service programs-- Learn and Serve, AmeriCorps, VISTA and the National Senior Service Corps.
The Service Learning for Kids books authored by Cathryn Berger Kaye, in collaboration with Free Spirit Publishing, are now available for Free Download! This practical workbook format is adaptable for many groups, from classrooms to youth groups. Each covers a topic that kids and teens care so much about: hunger and homelessness, animals, literacy, and climate change and global warming. Can easily be used with grades 4-10.
Did you know that New York State ranks 50th among states throughout the nation in volunteerism?
Through the Volunteer Generation Fund, the New York Commission on National and Community Service established 10 Regional Volunteer Centers (RVC) to efficiently organize national and community service initiatives and enhance a regional volunteer infrastructure throughout New York State.
The Regions of Service are: the Capital Region, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, Long Island and New York City. Collaboratively, the RVC’s will engage one million New Yorkers in service in order to increase New York’s volunteer rate to the current national average.
Volunteer management training is being offered to non-profits and educational institutions to strengthen their capacity and more strategically utilize volunteer resources as a solution to critical local problems. The next generation in volunteer management software called HandsOn Connect (HOC) provides capabilities to recruit, track and manage volunteers and service. HOC can also help you quantify the impact of your volunteer program.