Blog: October 2013

Remember: Start with a Personal Inventory

October 28, 2013

In 1990, I joined an organization founded by Mike Love of The Beach Boys. Mike had a passion for service learning and wanted to promote the idea of service as a household word. With funding from Kraft General Foods Foundation, he launched StarServe, a national nonprofit based in Los Angeles led by Gail Kong as […]

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Living the Risk

October 22, 2013

People floating inside giant white pods on top of flexible long black poles. I was heading back to the Westside of Los Angeles after presenting on the environment to the West Hollywood Children’s Roundtable. Fortunately I was stopped by a traffic light on Santa Monica Boulevard with a perfect view of this spectacle. What I […]

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Being Inspired: Practical Steps to Build Service Learning

October 14, 2013

South Africa inspires. While the complexities of social and political issues run deep, each time I set foot on the soil, I marvel. I marvel at the landscape, both the terrain and the building of roads and structures that transformed from last October’s visit to what I see this year. The dry heat works for […]

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Service Learning: Reaching Parents in Pretoria

October 10, 2013

I am always inspired by teachers who want to advance their curriculum with authentic service learning experiences. These days at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ), we have spent dedicated time digging in to discover opportunities that truly enrich the learning for students and excite the teachers. Today is being spent at the Pretoria […]

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